How to monitor progress of Linux commands using PV and Progress utilities

Consider a scenario where-in you have just started copying a very large file from your pen drive to your Linux system through the command line. Given that the file in question is heavy, you know the process will take time, and so you start doing some other work. Wouldn’t it be better if we could see a progress bar (or something similar) in situations like these, just like we do when we try copying a file through GUI? Definitely, a progress bar for command line operations will be very useful. If you have been looking for such a solution, look no further as in this article, we will discuss two command line utilities, PV and Progress, that will make life easy for you on the command line.