Copy directory hierarchies, create and extract archives. Ditto can preserve ownership / permissions, resource forks and file / folder metadata. Ditto will automatically create the destination folder if it doesn’t yet exist, if the destination does exist and contains files, then ditto will merge them.
ditto [ <options> ] src [ ... src ] dst
<options> are any of: -h print full usage -v print a line of status for each source copied -V print a line of status for every file copied -X do not descend into directories with a different device ID -c create an archive at dst (by default CPIO format) -x src(s) are archives -z gzip compress CPIO archive -j bzip2 compress CPIO archive -k archives are PKZip --keepParent parent directory name src is embedded in dst_archive --arch archVal fat files will be thinned to archVal multiple -arch options can be specified archVal should be one of "ppc", "i386", etc --bom bomFile only objects present in bomFile are copied --norsrc don't preserve resource data --noextattr don't preserve extended attributes --noqtn don't preserve quarantine information --noacl don't preserve ACLs --sequesterRsrc copy resources via polite directory (PKZip only) --nocache don't use filesystem cache for reads/writes --hfsCompression compress files at destination if appropriate --nopreserveHFSCompression don't preserve HFS+ compression when copying files --zlibCompressionLevel num use compression level 'num' when creating a PKZip archive --password request password for reading from encrypted PKZip archive
ditto source destination
ditto -V --norsrc ~/Sample/Folder /Volumes/NoMetadataBackups