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I am very surprised to find that the U1 client only shows me "File Sync in Progress".

I can see the current transfers and files still to be transferred (in an uninformative flat list) with

u1sdtool --current-transfers


u1sdtool --waiting

But neither of these give a % completed or time estimate based on current transfer speed. I seem to recall that this feature existed in much earlier version of the U1 client.

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Yes, thanks, that does the same as --status and doesn't give a progress indicator. – Eduard Grebe Jun 22 '12 at 13:07
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You can install the Ubuntu One Indicator Applet. Just run :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rye/ubuntuone-extras
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-ubuntuone

See also:

This didn't work for me so well, but maybe it works for you.

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We will find out the "deflated size" and "bytes written" with

u1sdtool --current-transfers

Then, you can calculate the percent.

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