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copy with progress bar - rsync

Terminal - copy with progress bar - rsync
rsync -rv <src> <dst> --progress
2011-08-05 09:29:12
User: fecub
Functions: rsync
copy with progress bar - rsync

-r for recursive (if you want to copy entire directories)

src for the source file (or wildcards)

dst for the destination

--progress to show a progress bar


There are 7 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
rsync -aP --no-whole-file --inplace
2012-01-29 18:39:31
User: jlaunay
Functions: rsync

a : to keep files permissions

--no-whole file : use rsync?s delta-transfer algorithm

--inplace : writes the updated data directly to the destination file

optionnal -> add --remove-source-files to mv instead of cp

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What others think

Using rsync 3.0.7 here. No progress "bar" -- no picture of an empty container that fills up. Instead --progress gives me a tally of how many files will be copied in total, and how many remain to be copied.

Comment by Mozai 194 weeks and 3 days ago

Found using OS X (Snow Leopard) which has rsync 2.6.9, the progress option needed to go before the , so:

rsync -rv --progress <src> <dst>

This did not show a progress bar, but listed each file/directory being copied, the percentage, Mb/s, and time remaining.

Comment by coelmay 194 weeks and 2 days ago

Shorter version:

rsync -P

I would be interested in a progress bar version though... something like the bar in wget would be neat.

Comment by d3Xt3r 194 weeks ago

You can also use pv:

pv <src> > <dst>
Comment by unixmonkey22522 190 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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