Limit the transfer rate and size of data over a pipe

cat /dev/zero | pv -L 3m -Ss 100m > /dev/null
This example will close the pipe after transferring 100MB at a speed of 3MB per second.

By: bugmenot
2012-12-15 10:17:52

What Others Think

thanks ... thats certainly something I could see some use for. BTW, the -S swith seems to be recent as I had to update from 1.3.9 to 1.4.6 for this to be available
khayyam · 421 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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