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Old 07-10-2005, 12:53 AM   #1
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Question gui file copy progress indicator?


say i want to copy a file manually (ala via the shell); is there anyway to produce a gui file copy progress indicator? the files i'm copying are large, and i would like to see how long it's going to take. i'm looking to get something that looks like the nautilus file copy, but anything that has a percentage copied is fine by me. anyway, thanks for any thoughts.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 12:56 AM   #2
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sorta

open a shell and change directory to the destination

now type:
watch "ls -s"

And that tells you how much of the total size has been achieved. Not graphical but tells you progress.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 02:11 AM   #3
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i'm looking for something a little more user-friendly. i need something that will apease a novice user (preferably a gui).

could i achieve this trick by somehow using gnomevfs-copy?

thanks.

Last edited by zero79; 07-10-2005 at 02:23 AM.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 03:00 AM   #4
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ok, i've come up with a horrendous hack. this makes a gui progress dialog, but it's not very accurate...and the dialog takes a while to pop up...and the copy seems to finish with the gui showing only 25% completion...not quite what i'm looking for. any ideas are greatly appreciated. peace.

Code:
#!/bin/bash

source=bigfile
dest=out

(      
        fullsize="$(ls -l $source | awk '{print $5}')"
	size="0"
	while [ "$size" -lt "$fullsize" ] ; do
		sleep 2

		size="$(ls -l $dest | awk '{print $5}')"

		progress="$(echo $size $fullsize | awk '{print 100*$1/$2}')"
		echo $progress
	done
) | zenity --progress --percentage=0 --auto-close & cp $source $dest

Last edited by zero79; 07-10-2005 at 03:04 AM.
 
  


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