I couldn't find anywhere what the -v switch does with the tmutil restore command. An answer would be greatly appreciated.

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The tmutil commands restore verb syntax is:

restore [-v] src ... dst

The use of the -voption produces verbose output during the restore, i.e. additional information about the restore that's not outputted without it.

As a side note, tmutil -v will output the version of tmutil.

  • Thanks, but is there a source to authenticate your answer?
    – EliadL
    Feb 12, 2017 at 19:38
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    @Eliad, Yes, run the command with and without the -v switch and see the difference for yourself. :) Feb 12, 2017 at 19:40
  • You're right, it was more obvious with an error-less usage. Thanks
    – EliadL
    Feb 13, 2017 at 8:49

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