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I have an NTFS partition mounted at /media/disk.

I run the following command: ls -lai /media/disk, and I got the following result:

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The first column is for the inode number. But why is the inode number being shown, I thought that NTFS doesn't use inode numbers!

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What unix calls an inode number, NTFS calls an MFT record number. Basically the index into the Master File Table that describes the file.

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