A friend has a failing hard drive, and hasn’t received a new hard-drive to clone to yet. He wants to copy the files to an external drive but the copy function keeps failing on some error (which has to do with the hard drive failing) I would use ddrescue, but the we don't have room to back up the entire partition. I tried to used ddrescue to copy the home folder to a back up device, but this did not work either.
Is there any program (CLI) that can copy files, but ignore disk errors? is there some way to make $cp ignore disk-read-errors?