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


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

  • as near as I can tell, that doesn't show a progress meter. Just says "File -> File" and no bar.
    – user218314
    Commented May 3, 2013 at 2:16

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