Verbose. The ability to see detailed information about a process

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Can I verbose output during a copy command processing?

Situation: If I entered a copy command like cp -rf /src/ /dsc/ then I am waiting several minutes for copy large directories. I forgot to put -v flag to verbose an output, Can I do it during copying?
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Why shouldn't I use apt-get install --qq without a no-action modifier?

From man apt-get: Note that quiet level 2 implies -y; you should never use -qq without a no-action modifier such as -d, --print-uris or -s as APT may decide to do something you did not expect. ...
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verbose displayed halfly over text mode booting

I tried to boot my Ubuntu into text mode with verbosity enabled, this is what I configured in /etc/default/grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text init=/sbin/init --verbose vga=791" then update-grub ...
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What Does the Verbose Output for 'Wipe' Mean?

This is in regards to the actual "wipe" command. I've looked through the man page and not gotten an answer. I've been unable to find any documentation online which explains what the verbose output ...