I'm attempting to use the adb pull command to copy only certain files (jpg) to my macbook. I tried "adb pull sdcard/mydir/*.jpg" but it apparently doesn't interpret wildcards. How can I get only the jpg files copied over? I have rooted the phone if that helps.
You can move your files to other folder and then pull whole folder.
adb shell mkdir /sdcard/tmp adb shell mv /sdcard/mydir/*.jpg /sdcard/tmp # move your jpegs to temporary dir adb pull /sdcard/tmp/ # pull this directory (be sure to put '/' in the end) adb shell mv /sdcard/tmp/* /sdcard/mydir/ # move them back adb shell rmdir /sdcard/tmp # remove temporary directory