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
Posted in Linux, Rsync and tagged copy, rsync by Stan with .