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Re: progress bar in cp

From: Sebastien
Subject: Re: progress bar in cp
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:31:25 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)


If you just need a progress bar without others options provided by cp, you can 
also use the program "pv"

$ pv src > dest
693MB 0:00:23 [  30MB/s] 
[===========================================================>] 100%


On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 01:53:41PM +0100, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 24/07/11 18:37, Diogo Sousa wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > One feature that some users search for is a progress bar on the cp program.
> > 
> > I would like to implement a progress bar in cp, would that patch be
> > accepted? Is there any reason not to do it?
> Well the thinking at the moment is it's a marginal feature.
> Given that one can already use rsync for this
> we don't think it needs to be added to cp.
> cheers,
> Pádraig.

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