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Limit the transfer rate and size of data over a pipe

Terminal - Limit the transfer rate and size of data over a pipe
cat /dev/urandom | pv -L 3m | dd bs=1M count=100 iflag=fullblock > /dev/null
2012-07-29 00:42:16
User: bugmenot
Functions: cat dd
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Limit the transfer rate and size of data over a pipe

This example will close the pipe after transferring 100MB at a speed of 3MB per second.

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Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

'pv' is the 'pipe viewer' written by Andrew Wood (http://www.ivarch.com/programs/pv.shtml) and not the 'phase vocoder' fromt the WAON project included with older Debian and Fedora repositories.

For file transfers over TCP/IP, I prefer to use 'rsync' with '--bwlimit'

Comment by Mozai 145 weeks and 6 days ago

pv is more generic than rsync and easier to use.

Comment by bugmenot 144 weeks and 5 days ago

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