Watch the progress of 'dd'

dcfldd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null
dcfldd is a forensic version of dd that shows a process indicator by default.

By: twjolson
2010-05-14 17:37:03

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as mentioned with the other alternative, dcfldd isn't installed by default on many systems, and isn't platform independent. which makes it less desirable for admins in the long run.
atoponce · 579 weeks and 2 days ago
Plus, dcfldd hasn't been updated for four years...
ido50 · 579 weeks and 1 day ago
well, I will also say that it is not working or I am not able to use it I don’t know what is happening just know that its not working. If anyone know about it then please let me know about grademiners review because I need it urgently and want to know why it is not working.
RacheKumm · 43 weeks and 3 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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