copy files to external HDD

A.J. Bonnema gbonnema at
Mon Jan 12 11:27:32 UTC 2015

On 12-01-15 12:18, A.J. Bonnema wrote:
> Uhmmmm. They *are* comprehensible, you just need an open mind toward 
> them. It may help to have someone in your environment who is 
> experienced in this area. Otherwise, youtube often helps. The command 
> you need is cp, but beware: it overwrites without warning. Also, for 
> recursive dive into directories you need a parameter (probably -i). 
> Check "man cp" before you do anything, and do a trial run on a dummy 
> target directory before you do the "real thing".

Sorry, mistyped: it's "cp -r <source> <dest>" in stead of "-i".  I 
should have checked the man-pages first.

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