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I want to move my iPhoto library from one MacBook to my MacBook Pro. If I connect in Finder and transfer, it shows a time of about a day. I heard that if you use Terminal to transfer, it speeds it up greatly, but I can't seem to get it. Could someone see if there is an error in my line in terminal?

cp -r /Users/candace.brassfield \(Deleted\)/Pictures/iPhoto Library /afp://Candace's MacBook Pro.local/Brassfield/Pictures/
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How are you transferring your files? WiFi? Using Ethernet or even FireWire target disk mode will greatly speed this up. Not sure what effect using the command line will have. –  nielsbot Dec 25 '12 at 15:32
    
Also, this isn't a programming question, so it shouldn't go on stackoverflow. –  nielsbot Dec 25 '12 at 15:32
    
Using wifi. I've seen lots of similar questions to this on stack overflow. –  user717452 Dec 25 '12 at 15:47

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I think you need to mount disk:

mkdir /Volumes/macbook_pro
mount_afp "afp://Candace's MacBook Pro.local/Brassfield/Pictures" /Volumes/macbook_pro
cp -r /Users/candace.brassfield\ \(Deleted\)/Pictures/iPhoto\ Library /Volumes/macbook_pro
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I got this mount_afp: AFPMountURL returned error -1069, errno is -1069 –  user717452 Dec 25 '12 at 15:40
    
Seems that can't find the server –  sneawo Dec 25 '12 at 15:44

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