Copy a file using dc3dd and watch its progress (very nice alternative to dd)

dc3dd progress=on bs=512 count=2048 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null
Requires the dc3dd package - available at
Sample Output
shell# dc3dd progress=on bs=512 count=10240 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null
warning: sector size not probed, assuming 512
dc3dd 6.12.3 started at 2010-01-12 16:50:09 -0600
command line: dc3dd progress=on bs=512 count=10240 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null
compiled options: DEFAULT_BLOCKSIZE=32768
sector size: 512 (assumed)
4042752 bytes (3.9 M) copied (77%), 1.71043 s, 2.3 M/s    
10240+0 sectors in                                                 
10240+0 sectors out
5242880 bytes (5 M) copied (100%), 2.01894 s, 2.5 M/s        
dc3dd completed at 2010-01-12 16:50:11 -0600

By: ubahmapk
2010-01-12 22:54:27

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