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How to use 'cp' as a simple but reliable backup tool
Authored by: rbsandkam on Feb 17, '10 08:58:53AM

i love the cp command.
i use it all the time to copy files from dying hard drives.
a finder copy will abort at the first unreadable file that it finds.
a cp command in terminal will register an Input/output error and move on.
it also copies files that are invisible in the finder.
if there is only one terminal command you ever learn, it should be cp.



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