Subject: Re: dd verbose=1
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/29/1999 15:45:28
On Thu, 29 Jul 1999, Simon Burge wrote:
> 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.

Following Klaus' suggestion, I have changed this to "progress=1" now. I
wouldn't mind to see different ways to show the progress, but I'm a bit in
a hurry, and will get the basics in for noe. If someone wants to continue
from there, he can pick that up. :)

 - Hubert

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