Originally Posted by xeleema
Hey, that looks pretty handy! I've never heard of pv up till now.
For anyone else wondering what that is, it's "pipe viewer" (homepage here
). Looks like a handy little bugger.
Very. With a little imagination it can become a very neat tool.
For example: copying a file with progress...
pv somefile.txt > /location/somefile.txt
Drive Read test
pv /dev/zero > /dev/null
Zipping a file with progress
pv some_file_to_compress.txt | gzip > file_compressed.gz
Copy a file over an SSH tunnel with progress
pv output.dat | gzip | ssh -p 22 firstname.lastname@example.org "cat > /backups/dir/output.tar.gz"
Import a SQL backup with progress (Awesome IMHO)
pv db.sql | mysql database_name