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Linux Commands I Never Knew Existed: Pipe Viewer

Aug 06, 2008, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"And here is a quick example, this command tar’s up a directory and send the output to gzip, showing a rate of 223MB/s:

"user@slashzero-desktop:/home$ tar zcf - user | pv /bin/gzip > /tmp/backup.tar.gz
59.7kB 0:00:00 [ 223MB/s]
[===========================================>] 100%

Incredibly useful stuff.

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