Subject: Re: dd verbose=1
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/29/1999 23:39:11
Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> I've written some code to add a "verbose=1" switch to dd(1) to print out a
> "." on every block written to the output file. If someone would like to
> review the changes, let me know. 

I wonder if this is worth generalising?  Save "verbose=dots" to print
a dot every block, "verbose=progress" for an lukemFTP-like progress
meter, and so on?  Something like "pretty-bytes\r" where pretty-bytes is
a nicely formatted number ending in k, M, whatever would strike me as
more useful than just dots.  Maybe "verbose" would be the wrong name if
things were taken this far...

Just random mutterings after an inebriating evening playing darts.