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Old 10-10-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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Using pv in conjunction with cp

If I am copying a huge file and I want to monitor the progress what is the best way to do it. I tried doing...
$ cp file /dir | pv -b
$ pv -b| cp file /dir
but, all I would get was <0B> listed no matter how much of the file had been copied. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mike
Old 10-10-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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Here is a utility called Command Line Progress Bar which may help.


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