Hey MR'ers, i'm trying to help a friend on the other side of the globe with some troubles. I believe he is running Mavericks to start with. Recently his MBP has decided to shoot the bed and won't boot past the Apple Logo. Not sure if its a hardware failure or something happened with OS X. I got him running Extended diagnostics as I type this. He hasn't backed up in almost 2 years I think so my only option to try is manually copy files with Terminal. What i'm trying to achieve is copy his /user folder to the external he has, thus preserving all the files he has in the folder. I can get him into Terminal with CMD R but as for the commands I have no idea on what to do. Could someone please type out the exact commands i would have him enter into Terminal to get his user folder backed up onto the external? Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated.