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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Help The Helpdesk?!! Post 302352547 by briandanielz on Friday 11th of September 2009 07:15:03 PM
Old 09-11-2009
Help The Helpdesk?!!

-- Thanks in advance for any help --
This is a osx specific typically 10.5.x -10.6.x

I work at a mac helpdesk - and we do allot of Data Transfers/Migrations
As things go, at the helpdesk, with the world of computers; (hard drives) are not always willing to play nice.

So here is the proverbial scenario

Data Migration or Transfer from one computer to another, and from the computer we are transferring from the HD is mounting and smart status if passing... but...

1, Migration fails - due to hanging or data corruption
2. Imaging in Disk Utility fails with "Input/output error"
3. I use...

Cp -Rvf

And this generally this works for me because it will get everything off of the computer that it can read from the drive...

What I want to do, and do not know how, is three things essentially.

1. Run "Cp -Rvf" and log output to a "DT.txt file" as well
2. Run "Cp -Rvf" and log Just log (or filter) Just "Input/output errors" to and errors.txt
or Ideally
3. Run "Cp -Rvf" and log entire transfer to DT.txt and log just "Input/output errors" to errors.txt

Last edited by briandanielz; 09-13-2009 at 03:22 AM..
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dos2unix(1)						      General Commands Manual						       dos2unix(1)

dos2unix - DOS/MAC to UNIX text file format converter SYNOPSYS
dos2unix [options] [-c convmode] [-o file ...] [-n infile outfile ...] Options: [-hkqV] [--help] [--keepdate] [--quiet] [--version] DESCRIPTION
This manual page documents dos2unix, the program that converts plain text files in DOS/MAC format to UNIX format. OPTIONS
The following options are available: -h --help Print online help. -k --keepdate Keep the date stamp of output file same as input file. -q --quiet Quiet mode. Suppress all warning and messages. -V --version Prints version information. -c --convmode convmode Sets conversion mode. Simulates dos2unix under SunOS. -o --oldfile file ... Old file mode. Convert the file and write output to it. The program default to run in this mode. Wildcard names may be used. -n --newfile infile outfile ... New file mode. Convert the infile and write output to outfile. File names must be given in pairs and wildcard names should NOT be used or you WILL lost your files. EXAMPLES
Get input from stdin and write output to stdout. dos2unix Convert and replace a.txt. Convert and replace b.txt. dos2unix a.txt b.txt dos2unix -o a.txt b.txt Convert and replace a.txt in ASCII conversion mode. Convert and replace b.txt in ISO conversion mode. Convert c.txt from Mac to Unix ascii format. dos2unix a.txt -c iso b.txt dos2unix -c ascii a.txt -c iso b.txt dos2unix -c mac a.txt b.txt Convert and replace a.txt while keeping original date stamp. dos2unix -k a.txt dos2unix -k -o a.txt Convert a.txt and write to e.txt. dos2unix -n a.txt e.txt Convert a.txt and write to e.txt, keep date stamp of e.txt same as a.txt. dos2unix -k -n a.txt e.txt Convert and replace a.txt. Convert b.txt and write to e.txt. dos2unix a.txt -n b.txt e.txt dos2unix -o a.txt -n b.txt e.txt Convert c.txt and write to e.txt. Convert and replace a.txt. Convert and replace b.txt. Convert d.txt and write to f.txt. dos2unix -n c.txt e.txt -o a.txt b.txt -n d.txt f.txt DIAGNOSTICS
The program does not work properly under MSDOS in stdio processing mode. If you know why is that so, please tell me. AUTHORS
Benjamin Lin - <> Bernd Johannes Wuebben (mac2unix mode) <> MISCELLANY
Tested environment: Linux 1.2.0 with GNU C 2.5.8 SunOS 4.1.3 with GNU C 2.6.3 MS-DOS 6.20 with Borland C++ 4.02 Suggestions and bug reports are welcome. SEE ALSO
unix2dos(1) mac2unix(1) 1995.03.31 dos2unix v3.0 dos2unix(1)

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