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Pipe Viewer

If you have ever copied data from one disk to another using dd, you will have noticed that dd has no progress bar, no ETA, no information at all until the process has completed. This can be troublesome if you are copying large partitions that are likely to take a few hours. I found a little program called pv that solves that problem. pv allows you to see into the pipe and see what is going on with your copy process. Read more →