show dd progress

killall -USR1 dd
if you need see progress of long dd command, enter subj on other console
Sample Output
$ LC_ALL=C dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null bs=1M count=32768
1944+0 records in
1943+0 records out
2037383168 bytes (2.0 GB) copied, 10.7577 s, 189 MB/s
5390+0 records in
5389+0 records out
5650776064 bytes (5.7 GB) copied, 29.1551 s, 194 MB/s

By: vint
2009-03-04 08:30:20

What Others Think

You should only use this on a linux system. Solaris and others execute killall. :-)
H4rpy · 702 weeks ago
killall -USR1 dd I think it's 'kill -USR1 "process id of dd"'
unixmonkey2116 · 701 weeks and 2 days ago
seofox · 38 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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