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Re: GNU Parallel Enhancement request

From: Ole Tange
Subject: Re: GNU Parallel Enhancement request
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:50:39 +0100

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 12:31 AM, Roberts, Evan
<> wrote:

> I'd like to suggest a changes to the formatting of the progress/ETA message.  
> Today the ETA message looks like this:
> ETA: 22476s 186left 118.51avg  local:16/70/100%/118.5s
> I would like to see it formatted like this:
> ETA: 22476s Left:186 AVG:118.51  Local:16/70/100%/118.5s
> The reason behind my request is  the "l" (lower case ell) in "left" looks 
> very similar to a 1 (one).  I usually mistake it for a 1 and have a brief 
> moment of panic thinking I have thousands of jobs left when I only started 
> with 256.

Good point.

> I also am not sure I understand the difference between the  "118.51avg" and 
> "../118.5s".  I can see they are the average time for a job to complete. Is 
> one of the this computer and one for jobs overall?

Correct. It is much more clear if you run jobs on multiple machines.

You might want to check out --bar.


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