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progress bar for cp

Terminal - progress bar for cp
2011-07-27 15:17:51
User: altern
progress bar for cp

while [ $orig_size -gt $dest_size ] ; do

dest_size=$(stat -c %s $2)

pct=$((( 69 * $dest_size ) / $orig_size ))

echo -en "\r["

for j in `seq 1 $pct`; do

echo -n "="


echo -n ">"

for j in `seq $pct 68`; do

echo -n "."


echo -n "] "

echo -n $((( 100 * $pct ) / 69 ))

echo -n "%"



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Comment by kaedenn 236 weeks and 3 days ago

Doesn't work for me:

./prog.sh: line 3: ( 69 * 4096 ) / : syntax error: operand expected (error token is "/ ")

Comment by sammcj 236 weeks and 3 days ago


stat: missing operand

Try `stat --help' for more information.

./progr: line 4: ( 69 * ) / : syntax error: operand expected (error token is ") / ")

not sure why i get the stat: mising operand thing tho

Comment by Richie086 236 weeks and 3 days ago
cat src.file | pv > dst.file
Comment by aikikode 235 weeks and 5 days ago

Have a look at http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/5107/

Comment by michelsberg 235 weeks and 5 days ago

As michelsberg says, pv is the right tool for that.

Comment by j_melis 234 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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