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

while pgrep ^dd; do pkill -INFO dd; sleep 10; done
While a dd is running in one terminal, open another and enter the while loop. The sample output will be displayed in the window running the dd and the while loop will exit when the dd is complete. It's possible that a "sudo" will need to be inserted before "pkill", depending on your setup, for example: while pgrep ^dd; do sudo pkill -INFO dd; sleep 10; done
Sample Output
2427+0 records in
2426+0 records out
2543845376 bytes transferred in 313.465401 secs (8115235 bytes/sec)

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2014-01-28 03:09:25

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