Showing transfer rates with cp

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Jun 22 17:32:02 GMT 2005

On 2005-06-22 19:00, Frank Staals <frankstaals at> wrote:
> I have a rather small and maybe silly question but I it will provide me
> a lot info. I would like to see transfer rates when I use 'cp'. At home
> I have a FreeBSD server with a couple harddiscs in them. I work on my
> laptop and mount the discs from the server using NFS. But when copying
> files from server to laptop or vice versa I have no idea how long it
> will take before it is finished. Is there a way to show those speeds ? I
> also checked with scp but when mounted it kind of act like 'cp' and
> doesn't show anything

Hint... while the cp(1) operation is running, just press ^T

(or whatever "status" is assigned to in your terminal setup)

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