Thursday, February 07, 2008

How to Copy a File and Get a Progress Bar, in Linux

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Jay said...

Ah, that is exactly what I was looking for while transferring a 5GB file! Thanks for that!

Jonathan Ng said...

Exactly what I was trying to figure out. Thanks! :)

Sebastian said...

Sadly, the more complex a filename is, the less fun is this command, because it forces you to type it twice.
Although this is not an issue as long as files are named a, b or bigfile, it can get nasty with spaces and all the escaping needed.
Is there any way to change the behaviour towards, say pv bigfile > /path/to/target/, so target/ will contain bigfile?