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Start dd and show progress every X seconds

Terminal - Start dd and show progress every X seconds
dd if=/path/to/inputfile of=/path/to/outputfile & pid=$! && sleep X && while kill -USR1 $pid; do sleep X; done
2010-12-02 15:07:18
User: cyrusza
Functions: dd kill sleep
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Start dd and show progress every X seconds

Adjust "sleep X" to your needs.

*NOTE: First sleep is required because bash doesn't have a "post-test" syntax (do XXX while).

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
dd if=/path/inputfile | pv | dd of=/path/outpufile

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What about a do ... until ?

Comment by DaveQB 194 weeks and 2 days ago

If i remember well, in bash the until loop is only the negation of the same while condition, and you can do only "until xxx do yyy", not "do yyy until xxx".

Comment by cyrusza 194 weeks and 1 day ago

The pv way is nice if pv is there, but this is handy for when it isn't.

Comment by splante 175 weeks and 6 days ago

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