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

Alexander Best arundel at
Tue Aug 24 11:36:44 UTC 2010

On Tue Aug 24 10, Andy Farkas wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Alexander Best <arundel at> wrote:
> >  i don't think the original patch you submitted will be accepted by any
> >  developer since it breaks the behaviour of `cp -v`. you might want to add a new
> >  switch to trigger the extra output from your patch. just be sure you don't use
> >  any switch that's already taken by POSIX [1].
> Any chance of `cp -vv` -> `be more verbose`?

that would be an option or using a completely dfferent switch (like -V e.g.).

the problem is not tech related, but community related. if anybody feels `cp`
needs this patch, he/she should start a discussion on one of the mailinglists i
mentiooned beforehand.


> -andyf
> ps. I've been using this patch for some time and think it quite useful during
> interactive work.


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