Copy with a Progress Bar

Friday, September 26th, 2008 ~ 8:29 am by Mauriat Miranda

This is something I’ve always thought about looking up myself. Great tip for using pv command for seeing copy progress.


$ cat source/file.img | pv -s 100g -p -e -r > destination/file.img
[ 25MB/s] [==========> ] 13% ETA 0:54:35

Only problem: what package in CentOS includes pv?

2 Responses to “Copy with a Progress Bar”

  1. cnolan Says:

    The package “pv” provides “pv” in CentOS 5.x

    It is available in the rpmforge repos.

  2. Mauriat Says:


    Thanks! It turns out it was in the ‘rpmforge’ repository. It does not ship with default CentOS.