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Tar progress bar for scripts

Posted 10-20-2010 at 01:55 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 10-20-2010 at 01:57 AM by lumak

I use SlackBuild scripts a lot and the typical standard is to use the verbose option to print all the file names as they are extracted. This is annoying. However there really isn't a progress bar for tar... or is there?!

Well if we knew the number of files in the tar file we could probably calculate the percentage progress of the file list, but that would take too much time... Thankfully there is --checkpoint

So, outside the script, you find the general number of...
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Firefox 4 supposedly codenamed Minefield

Posted 10-19-2010 at 05:53 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

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I Love...Adobe?

Posted 10-19-2010 at 02:31 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

That's right. A company who many in the Linux world consider fashionable to hate, is one which commands respect from me. Why? Well the reason is that Adobe actually gives a damn. I know, I know, Flash is a bit of a horror show at times, but the fact that it is available on all major operating systems (even OpenSolaris for those poor fans who are left).

But most importantly, the fact that Adobe supplies a dedicated repository for Ubuntu and Fedora users shows again that Adobe cares....
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Red Hat's Missed Opportunity

Posted 10-18-2010 at 04:20 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)
Updated 10-18-2010 at 04:22 PM by beetleman64 (typos)

Those of us who use Ubuntu will be aware that Ubuntu has got a "partner repository", a repository which contains proprietary software which, by nature, cannot be included in the main repository. It is an idea which I personally think is excellent, as it allows software which goes against the principals of Open Source to be included for the benefit of standard users.

It's such a good idea that I'm amazed no-one else has copied it. Those who use a distro outwith the Ubuntu...
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Welcome! Bienvenue! Wilkommen!

Posted 10-18-2010 at 01:06 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

Hello LinuxQuestions.org!

I've been wandering this forum for some time now, and I'm only now beginning to spend some proper time on it. So, here's my new blog. I'll try to update it regularly, and expect a glut of posts as I get through a back-log of issues on my back. My life is fairly hectic, so I won't promise anything, but please have patience.

Also, I welcome comments and I'll do my best to respond to them and, where necessary, either defend or take back my comments....
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