Is there any way to display a progress bar while copying from server to local (or vice versa) using
I don't think that this can be done with
scp. Last time 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 the
--progress option of
rsync. You can use the following command:
rsync -r -v --progress -e ssh user@remote-system:/address/to/remote/file /home/user/
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.
Look under the
File menu for
Connect to server...