usb drive advice needed--files to be moved

Discussion in 'macOS' started by plener, May 18, 2010.

  1. plener macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2009
    using leopard
    i have a usb drive with tons of mp3 files on it --i want to move these files to another folder
    finder takes to long to select and then move them--i know how to do it--what i want to do is use terminal and unix to move the file
    i know very little of unix

    disk finder finds the usb drive

    using unic commands how can i
    1. get to the drive?--mount point is /volumes/no name
    no name is drive name

    then using a unix
    command move only the mp3 files to another drive and folder

    my main drive is called untitled 1--it has leopard on it
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You're not going to save any time using the Terminal , but...

    If you use "tab" to autocomplete you should be able to do this quite easily.

    cd /Volumes/no\ name
    cp *.mp3 /path/to/desired/location
    (I recommend cp instead of mv so if you screw up you'll still have the originals.)

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