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Old 09-15-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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How to use mv in console to show progress?


How to use mv in console to show progress?

I looked @ man page for mv but doesn't have anything that will show progress
cause I'm moving large files and I'm remotely trying to move files to show the
progress.... or do I need some type of software that will do that...?
 
Old 09-15-2004, 05:40 PM   #2
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mv does't have that kind of feature ... if it's essential
for your well-being you could background the move,
and "watch ls -l <target file>" ... or use Midnight Com-
mander for the move.


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Old 09-15-2004, 05:41 PM   #3
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try mv -v <filename>

*edit*
oh, maybe not

Quote:
Moving Files

To move files, use the mv command. For more about mv, see the mv man page (type man mv).

Common options for mv include the following:

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-i interactive. This will prompt you if the file you have selected will overwrite an existing file in the destination directory. This is a good option, because like the -i option for cp, you will be given the chance to make sure you want to replace an existing file.
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-f force. Overrides the interactive mode and moves without prompting. Unless you know what you are doing, this option is dangerous; be very careful about using it until you become more comfortable with your system.
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-v verbose. Shows the progress of the files as they are being moved.
from the rh website. i guess that means multiple files and if each one has been moved or not.

Last edited by sether; 09-15-2004 at 05:46 PM.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 05:51 PM   #4
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Thanks quess I skimmed through the man page
 
Old 09-15-2004, 06:23 PM   #5
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My bad, I thought you wanted to see how the individual
files proceed ;}


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