Site Map - skip to main content

Hacker Public Radio

Your ideas, projects, opinions - podcasted.

New episodes every weekday Monday through Friday.
This page was generated by The HPR Robot at

hpr1898 :: Free my music!

How I got my music off my Mac and ended my iDependence.

<< First, < Previous, , Latest >>

Hosted by Alpha32 on 2015-11-11 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Linux, Mac, music, iTunes, switch. 2.
The show is available on the Internet Archive at:

Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. Play now:

Duration: 00:06:32


How I got my music library transferred from my Mac to my Linux box, thereby allowing me to fully switch to Linux. This is a problem I've been neglecting for a while that has been keeping me tethered to iTunes whenever I want to hear my music. This probably isn't the best or simplest solution, but it's how I felt comfortable doing it.


Subscribe to the comments RSS feed.

Comment #1 posted on 2015-11-11 01:48:44 by A Shadowy Figure

By-Tor and the Snow Dog Approve

Thanks Alpha32,

I never bothered to put any music on my Macbook Pro, but I've got a ton of archived podcasts on there I could transfer over to my external storage. Thanks for the tip.

Comment #2 posted on 2015-12-20 14:04:17 by Frank

Out of curiosity (I have never used a Mac): why do you need root to copy your own files?

PS: to copy a file with space in the name, either escape the space with a preceeding backslash or enclose it in quotes.

Leave Comment

Note to Verbose Commenters
If you can't fit everything you want to say in the comment below then you really should record a response show instead.

Note to Spammers
All comments are moderated. All links are checked by humans. We strip out all html. Feel free to record a show about yourself, or your industry, or any other topic we may find interesting. We also check shows for spam :).

Provide feedback
Your Name/Handle:
Anti Spam Question: What does the letter P in HPR stand for?
Are you a spammer?
What is the HOST_ID for the host of this show?
What does HPR mean to you?