bin/144531: [patch] cp(1) show percentage complete

Bruce Cran bruce at
Tue Aug 24 07:55:14 UTC 2010

On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 02:30:04 GMT
Alexander Best <arundel at> wrote:

>  however personally i don't think that your patch will be committed
> even with a new switch. `cp` has been the way it is for a very long
> time and i don't think people want it to change.

I believe there were even disagreements when a SIGINFO handler was
added to 'cp' so you can press ^T to see the progress. Personally
that's sufficient for me if I'm copying a large file.

Bruce Cran

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