check the status of 'dd' in progress (OS X)

killall -INFO dd
"killall -USR1 dd" does not work in OS X for me. However, sending INFO instead of USR1 works.
Sample Output
The result of executing "killall -INFO dd" 3 times from a different terminal:

$> dd if=sample_input_file of=sample_output_file
832320+0 records in
832319+0 records out
426147328 bytes transferred in 21.879276 secs (19477213 bytes/sec)
1048577+0 records in
1048576+0 records out
536870912 bytes transferred in 27.847948 secs (19278652 bytes/sec)
1146881+0 records in
1146880+0 records out
587202560 bytes transferred in 30.464571 secs (19274933 bytes/sec)

By: jearsh
2010-04-22 18:38:37

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