function for copy files with progress bar (using pv - pipe viewer)

cp_p() { if [ `echo "$2" | grep ".*\/$"` ]; then pv "$1" > "$2""$1"; else pv "$1" > "$2"/"$1"; fi; }
dont have to type new file name (it copy file under same name) and dont have to use '/' in the end of destination folder (but you can if u want, its idiot proof)
Sample Output
cp_p bigfile.iso /tmp

249MB 0:00:25 [9,88MB/s] [=====================================================>] 100%
# note its as fast as cp is, but I have crappy pc so dont look at my speed rate :)
# if u want copy file under other name u have to change code a little

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By: chmurli
2010-10-21 10:54:07

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Hmm nice one. But I have never experienced any issue with superfluous forward slashes in local file paths. So you could possibly make it a small line.
DaveQB · 399 weeks and 5 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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