Sat Jun 4 17:03:02 EDT 2016

Get data from time machine backup

I tried to copy, but get zero size files where I expect there to be a directory.

Then I find:

# Time machine implements directory hard links by creating an
# empty file in place of the directory and storing in its
# "number of hard links" metadata attribute a pointer to a
# real directory in "/.HFS Private directory data^M" named
# "dir_$number".

root@zoo:/vol/1/backup/mey_tm_data# ~tom/bin/copy-from-time-machine.sh ../mnt/Backups.backupdb/Macbook\ Air/Latest/Macintosh\ HD/Users/melissadeyhasbrook .