killall -USR1 dd

show dd progress

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

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

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You should only use this on a linux system. Solaris and others execute killall. :-)
H4rpy · 480 weeks and 4 days ago
killall -USR1 dd I think it's 'kill -USR1 "process id of dd"'
unixmonkey2116 · 479 weeks and 6 days ago

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