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Re: add speed limit to dd tool

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: add speed limit to dd tool
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:44:14 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Davide Brini wrote:
> address@hidden wrote:
> > Just a suggestion that it woild be good 
> > idea to have speed limit in dd tool
> > so one can use it to for example
> > spare network bandwidth when copying file 
> > ...
> You can use a tool named "pv" (available in all the distros I've worked
> with) to put a bandwidth limit on any operation that involves streams or
> pipes, just insert it where you want the throttling to happen, eg
> dd if=file | pv --rate-limit 1m | nc etc.

And for more network centric things there is 'trickle' too which can
also throttle bandwidth across several different parallel connections.

  dd if=file | trickle -s -u 20 nc ...


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