output stats from a running dd command to see its progress

watch -n60 --kill -USR1 $(pgrep dd)
if you start a large dd and forgot about statistics, but you still wonder what the progress is this command in an OTHER terminal will show you the way. NOTE: the watch command by itself will not output anything NOTE: the kill command will not kill the process
Sample Output
It will let the running dd command outputting stats like this:

5745+20519787 records in
5745+20519787 records out
38845006016 bytes (39 GB) copied, 3389.22 s, 11.5 MB/s

By: bw
2009-12-16 10:35:28

What Others Think

I think it should be : watch -n 60 kill -USR1 $(pgrep dd)
anuj01 · 644 weeks and 6 days ago

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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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