check the status of 'dd' in progress (OS X)

CTRL + T
Sends SIGINFO to the process. This is a BSD feature OS X inherited. You must have the terminal window executing dd selected when entering CTRL + T for this to work.
Sample Output
load: 1.24  cmd: dd 4960 uninterruptible 0.26u 4.59s
476897+0 records in
476896+0 records out
244170752 bytes transferred in 323.318769 secs (755201 bytes/sec)

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This works in at least FreeBSD 9.1 as well.
unixmonkey64089 · 248 weeks and 3 days ago

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