Is there any way to display a progress bar while copying from server to local using scp(or vice versa)
I dont think that this can be done with scp. last time when I needed something like this i.e progress shown, I used rsync instead. It shows progress in a bar like manner. See if it works for you.
You will need to use --progress option of rsync. You can use the following command:
I don't know how to do this in a command line. I'm sure it's possible but there is a graphical method for doing this.
Nautilus (the default file browser in Ubuntu) can mount ssh/sftp servers. They act like a local filesystem after that and you can copy files around like you normally would. And you get the usual progress bar that you would with a normal copy.
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