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comment How can I use Terminal to copy all files of a certain type from a failing hard drive?
@BartArondson It wasn't really a solution to the question I posed, so I figured it wasn't an answer. But I'll try to remember that.
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comment How can I use Terminal to copy all files of a certain type from a failing hard drive?
@patrix the edit gets at the important part I guess, maybe I should have asked the specific terminal question at superuser. I don't have access to some of the folders on the broken disk, and can't change these permissions (because I can't write to the disk at all). Using finder on those folders just crashes finder instantly, so I've been using terminal. I got the stuff of the drive now, so I've begun formatting it. I guess I'll have to live with not knowing if there is a cp version of getting specific file types from folders and subfolders.
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revised How can I use Terminal to copy all files of a certain type from a failing hard drive?
Found a way around my current problem, using find in terminal to see the folders
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comment How can I use Terminal to copy all files of a certain type from a failing hard drive?
Yeah, that doesn't work... The disk is broken and can't show/see the subfolders of the /Pictures/ folder that I want to copy, and your suggestions is for a folder-by-folder copying (or I am doing some very mysterious error, because all I get with your suggestion is "No such file or directory").
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