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sometimes with large files it takes a while and some sort of progress bar to know that its still working would be nice.

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marked as duplicate by Lucio, Ask, BuZZ-dEE, Olli, Jorge Castro Feb 12 '14 at 14:47

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See also this related question. –  user76204 May 5 '13 at 0:31

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rsync --progress $SRC $DEST can show you the percentage of what has been copied so far.

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Try -v after the command to do your command in verbose mode.

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as near as I can tell, that doesn't show a progress meter. Just says "File -> File" and no bar. –  user218314 May 3 '13 at 2:16

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