Mac Question

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OK all you Mac folks out there. I have a question. In the Windows world, I can use the command line utility Robocopy to copy the contents of a folder to a USB drive, and have it keep the timestamps and other file attributes. Is there a similar way to do that on a Mac, or will the simple copy/paste function bring over the modified date, etc. as well?

I may have to grab copies of some documents from a machine next week, and I’m not entirely sure of the network set-up, other than they use Mac’s on the desktop end of things, so I want to have all my bases covered beforehand.

All suggestions are welcome!

Tags: Mac, Robocopy

  1. James
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    I’m not on my Mac right now, but it looks like cp has a -p parameter which should do what you want.

    I looked up the man page for cp at
    http://www.hmug.org/man/1/cp.php

    Good luck!

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