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

pv -tpreb /dev/sda | dd of=/dev/sdb bs=1M
Your platform may not have pv by default. If you are using Homebew on OSX, simply 'brew install pv'.
Sample Output
675MiB 0:02:53 [ 4.2MiB/s] [=======>                               ]  9% ETA 0:27:00

By: sc0ttyd
2013-08-19 23:04:15

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What Others Think

This works for me. But I should switch to root
ohsc · 253 weeks 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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