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Monitor Progress With Pipe Viewer

Jul 26, 2011, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Pipe Viewer, or just pv when you're invoking it at the command line or in scripts, is a utility for monitoring data flowing through a pipeline. It gives you an idea of how fast the data is moving through the pipeline, how long it's taken so far, and when it will be finished. It's the digital answer to the administrative question, "are we there yet?"

Pipe Viewer is not installed by default on most distros I've seen, so you'll need to look for packages on some systems. It's packaged for Debian and Ubuntu, so you can grab pv with the standard apt-get install pv dance.

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