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Copy with progress

Terminal - Copy with progress
copy(){ cp -v "$1" "$2"&watch -n 1 'du -h "$1" "$2";printf "%s%%\n" $(echo `du -h "$2"|cut -dG -f1`/0.`du -h "$1"|cut -dG -f1`|bc)';}
2009-08-03 14:32:32
User: frozenfire
Functions: cp cut echo
Copy with progress


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
pv sourcefile > destfile
2010-03-20 20:55:18
User: edo
Tags: pv

pv allows a user to see the progress of data through a pipeline, by giving information such as time elapsed, percentage completed (with progress bar), current throughput rate, total data transferred, and ETA. (man pv)

rsync --progress file1 file2
gcp [source] [destination]
pv file1 > file2
2010-02-25 19:18:32
User: ppaschka

Only works on single files, doesn't preserve permissions/timestamps/ownership.

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Blagged! http://nathan7.eu/blag/2009/08/03/copy-with-progress/

Comment by frozenfire 298 weeks and 5 days ago

clever, you could just use rsync --progress instead of cp...

Comment by eichin 298 weeks and 4 days ago

didn't work for me. tried a subset that worked:

copy(){ cp -v "$1" "$2"&watch -n 1 du -sh "$1" "$2" 2>/dev/null;}

Comment by jyro 298 weeks and 4 days ago

rsync --progress FTW

Comment by jyro 298 weeks and 4 days ago

Strange, should work everywhere. Rsync is *overkill* for this.

Comment by frozenfire 298 weeks and 1 day ago

didnt work on my ubuntu 10.10


rsync -P

works fine with me. (if you don`t care of "overkill") ;)

Comment by rubo77 235 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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