NTFS-3G Linux NTFS File-System Driver Updated
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 21 March 2016 at 01:01 PM EDT. 6 Comments
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Tuxera has published a new stable version of their NTFS read-write driver for Linux.

This new NTFS-3G Linux driver is marked as 2016.2.22 while the actual release happened just today (not in February as implied by the version number).

The Tuxera NTFS-3G 2016.2.22 update now writes as much data as possible in the compressed pwrite attribute, simplified NTFS ACLs, the driver now zeros uninitialized bytes before writing compressed data, the environment is cleared when starting mount or unmount, support for rewinding a directory in lowntfs-3g, and a wide variety of fixes. The mkntfs utility has also received some improvements, ntfsresize saw some fixes for resizing the file-systems, and the other Tuxera NTFS user-space utilities were also updated with a few changes.

This is the first major Tuxera NTFS-3G update in nearly one year so it will be worth the upgrade if you rely upon NTFS file-system support under Linux. This latest version of the NTFS Linux read-write driver can be downloaded at Tuxera.com.

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