Incorrect Syntax?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by allenschroeder, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. allenschroeder, Mar 4, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2014

    allenschroeder macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2014
    Hi everyone,

    New to the forum, hello! I reformatted my girlfriends computer, and now i'm having trouble with transferring old files from Seagate (external hard drive) onto the newly formatted computer. I am transferring videos, music, pictures, etc via terminal. I've been using the command: sudo ditto -V (and then dragging the source and pasting, and then dragging the destination and pasting) for some reason this isn't working! It worked for me at work, but it's not working on our home Macs...dang! What am I doing wrong? Thank you very much for any help/suggestions


    ps see attachment

    Processor 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5
    Software OS X 10.9.2 (13C64)

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  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    You're missing some spaces.

    sudo ditto [space] -V [space] /Volumes... etc.
  3. allenschroeder thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2014

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