Attach Progress Bars to Everyday Linux Commands With Pipe Viewer

Introduction A lot of Linux command line utilities don’t give any indication of progress in terms of when the job is going to finish. I’m going to take a couple of commands that I use on a near daily basis and show how to output some progress using the pipe viewer utility. This is a handy tool that you can insert between pipes in your shell commands that will give you a visual indication of how long its going to take for the command to finish. [Read More]