Progress Monitor On a Linux Console

I sometimes want to monitor the progress of a copy or backup job on the console. The trick to do that is as follows:

while true; do something…; sleep 10; clear; done;


[tom@ns2 ~]# while true; do df- h /media/usr; sleep 10; clear; done;


What this is, it display the size of /usr partition, the used space, available space and the progress of the job in percentage. The “clear” command will make sure all these informations are shown on a single line by clearing the screen. The clear command is very cool 😉

It hope someone find this useful 

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How to Copy an IPA File(s) to Installous

iPhone applications uses IPA files for installation. Downloading applications with huge files using installous can sometimes be a pain in the ass. Speaking of such applications, navigation applications like Navigon, TomTom comes to mind. Such applications can easily be downloaded using BitTorrent clients like uTorrent. Once dowaloaded syncing with iTunes in order to install these application may also be difficult or rather impossible sometimes.


In such situations, it is pretty easy to just copy the downloaded file to installous and let installous take care of the installation. Follow these steps to copy the huge file to installous:


a.) iFunBox or any other iPhone browser



1.) Download iFunBox v0.992 BUILD374.323 or the latest version from

2.) Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cable

3.) Start the downloaded iFunBox

4.) Navigate to the iPhone directory “Raw File System/User/Documents/Installous/Dowloads”

      (All Installous downloaded files are stored)

5.)  Click on “Copy from PC” and locate the IPA file you want to copy and select it

      (The file will be copied in few seconds – High speed due to USB connection)

6.) Open Installous on the iPhone and click “Downloads”. The copied IPA file should be visible

7.) Just click to install the application


That’s it! Enjoy 😉


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