So this is starting to bug me, but I can't find a nice tutorial on how to backup all the contents of a usb drive in Fedora. When I open up the drive, it has 1.4 GB used but only 100 Kb split between two files, which means that the rest are in the .trash folder or what not. Since I am borrowing a friends USB stick, I promised him I would back up his USB stick before I formatted it, yet I can't find a easy way to archive all the contents including backing up the trash and so forth.
I'm on Fedora 13 right now and his USB drive is often used on Arc linux (hence the .trash folder) The best idea I could think of would be just run a
cp /media/MEM-EXT/ ~/temp and then archive that, but this just doesn't seem like the most optimal (or Linux-like) way to do this. Any advice?