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Progress and speed with ‘cp’?

I am executing a lot of commands of transferring data in Ubuntu using command line and these are really big file (both in numbers and size). So when I execute the cp command, I know the copy is taking place but I am not sure how much has been completed?

Is there some command or an option that I can add to the cp command, which will give me the idea how much file transfer has taken place?

marked as duplicate by user76204, belacqua, Jorge Castro, Ringtail, Takkat Nov 16 '12 at 20:12

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Not possible with plain cp. Has been asked many many times.

Use rsync instead with the --progress option. Works very similar to cp, like this:

$ rsync --progress sourcefile destinationfile

Also, people have been hacking around with wrapping cp, like described here.

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