Copy a folder with progress with pv

SRC="/source/folder"; TRG="/target/folder/"; tar cf - "$SRC" | pv -s $(du -sb "$SRC" | cut -f1) | tar xf - -C "$TRG"

2015-11-20 22:55:44

What Others Think

Interesting, but my first thought was how much does it slow down the copy? . I took a busy source: ~450 dirs containing ~4300 files. The time for your command ranged from 25-35 seconds. cp only took 10-13 seconds. . It's clever, but it's slow.
flatcap · 314 weeks and 2 days ago
Of course. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Maybe a little complex command using find can improve the time. but i think the "du -sb" is the main villain.
glaudiston · 314 weeks and 2 days ago
any new recent updates with the forum??
Killersmile · 34 weeks and 6 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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