Linux cp command: How can I auto-rename all files to conform to windows or FAT32 formatted device file name restrictions, and ignore all symbolic links?
I am trying to copy the contents of my dropbox directory on a ext4 formatted linux system to a FAT32 formatted memory stick. My dropbox folder contains a lot of random files which cannot be copied to a FAT32 device because the filenames contain characters not allowed on this filesystem. In addition, it contains many symbolic links which I would like to just ignore. (Don't copy or follow any symbolic links.)
Is it possible to acomplish these 2 things with the linux
cp command, and if so how do I do it?
Obviously, I could tarball everything, but then I won't be able to quickly open it again.
I tried google searching, but didn't hit any relevant results.