Recovering a Time Machine backup onto Linux

When my laptop was stolen at the weekend, I was fortunate that most of my stuff had been backed up using Apple’s Time Machine, onto an external hard drive. However, Apple doesn’t make it easy to recover these files onto a non-OS X system.

I’ve tried a number of solutions, such as fuse-time-machine and tmfuse. While I’ve managed to copy across my text files (and fortunately most of my writing is in LaTeX), a lot of my binary files (PNGs and PDFs) have been corrupted in the process.

So, I’d welcome advice from anyone who’s successfully recovered data from a Time Machine backup.

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