Copy with progress

copy(){ cp -v "$1" "$2"&watch -n 1 'du -h "$1" "$2";printf "%s%%\n" $(echo `du -h "$2"|cut -dG -f1`/0.`du -h "$1"|cut -dG -f1`|bc)';}

2009-08-03 14:32:32

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clever, you could just use rsync --progress instead of cp...
eichin · 620 weeks and 2 days ago
didn't work for me. tried a subset that worked: copy(){ cp -v "$1" "$2"&watch -n 1 du -sh "$1" "$2" 2>/dev/null;}
jyro · 620 weeks and 2 days ago
rsync --progress FTW
jyro · 620 weeks and 2 days ago
Strange, should work everywhere. Rsync is *overkill* for this.
frozenfire · 619 weeks and 6 days ago
didnt work on my ubuntu 10.10 but rsync -P works fine with me. (if you don`t care of "overkill") ;)
rubo77 · 557 weeks and 1 day ago

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