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Re: signal-handling problems for "dd": some thoughts

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: signal-handling problems for "dd": some thoughts
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 10:35:40 +0200

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> After hacking in this area I'd rather not use a
> signal-handling-oriented interface for progress-bar reporting:
> signal-handling is too flaky internally.


> For "dd", for example, I'd
> rather have it output a "wget"-style progress report (or perhaps
> something more machine-readable) to stderr periodically.  This

There are pretty many different styles of progress reports (wget, scp,
rsync are some that I use regularly).  Some might want a text-only or
curses-based one, while other applications prefer a graphics-oriented
display.  Considering that, I think that generating machine-readable
output should be an option at least, if not the only mode.

Starting with dd is fine with me.

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