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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 8:18 am    Post subject: mv - sort of progress bar? Reply with quote

Hi,

I just seem to missed since when 'mv' has got a progress bar showing me in wget style how long moving a bigger file will take.

I didn't found a reference in the man page so I'm just wondering and I don't quite understand where that comes from and for what purpose it is.
And why doesn't have 'cp' the same progress bar since most of the time it will take much longer than mv.

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file                   | 100% |  6602 KiB |  1032 KiB/s | ETA 00:00.05


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does? When did that happen?
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: mv - sort of progress bar? Reply with quote

Lawless wrote:
And why doesn't have 'cp' the same progress bar since most of the time it will take much longer than mv.

Code:
$ cp --prog file_a file_b
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: mv - sort of progress bar? Reply with quote

BitJam wrote:
Code:
$ cp --prog file_a file_b


this does nothing for me (except copying the file)
do i need a special version?
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: mv - sort of progress bar? Reply with quote

RlC wrote:
this does nothing for me (except copying the file)
do i need a special version?
tbhe progressbar will apear only if copying takes more than a few seconds, try bigger file
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not even found out under which circumstances the progress bar appears.
When I move a 100 mb file it is done in a second (which is normal because it is just a move and no copy) but sometimes it needs longer (even within the same partition) and then the progress is shown..
But when I move a 600 mb file from one partition to another there is no progress...
I have no idea... I cannot even reproduce it.

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Ah ok, cp --prog and mv --prog do show the progress with bigger files but this option is not mentioned in the man page and sometimes mv just shows it automatically without the --prog
?!?
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah... wonderful
a pity that this doesn´t work for moving/copying multiple files.

in my opinion the progbar should be enabled by default
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just set an alias from "mv/cp" to "mv/cp --prog"
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cp -g also works rather nicely. (Not in man pages)
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what's the difference or better: where to look for these options?

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Of course it is on wikipedia ;)

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cp_(Unix)

Sorry, it's in german... the english article doesn't mention --prog
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RlC wrote:
ah... wonderful
a pity that this doesn´t work for moving/copying multiple files.

in my opinion the progbar should be enabled by default
if you really want sth with progresbar try
Code:
emerge app-misc/vcp
it's curses based, pretty cool
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With one if the last system updates the --prog option vanished... does anybody know why and if there is a way to get it back.
I found it quite usefull...
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lawless wrote:
With one if the last system updates the --prog option vanished... does anybody know why and if there is a way to get it back.
I found it quite usefull...


for some reason the patch was removed from portage, apparently the upstream maintainers didnt like it.

however, the patch is still available here @ http://dev.gentoo.org/~vapier/dist/

it is included in coreutils-6.7-patches-1.0.tar.bz2 :
patch/generic/001_all_coreutils-gen-progress-bar.patch

i installed it this way: emerge -v coreutils

- when it says: " * Done with patching " i suspend emerge with ctrl+z
- cd /var/tmp/portage/sys-apps/coreutils-6.7-r1/work/coreutils-6.7/
- apply the patch with patch -p1 < /path/to/patch/generic/001_all_coreutils-gen-progress-bar.patch

and resume the merge with 'fg'

also look here for another way:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2061158
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anybody knows why is progress bar disabled from portage?!?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is an other simple method

put this code in a file (my_patch)
Code:

--- coreutils-6.9-r1.ebuild
***************
*** 13 ****
-    mirror://gentoo/${P}-patches-${PATCH_VER}.tar.bz2
--- 12 ----
***************
*** 53 ****
-    rm -f "${PATCHDIR}"/generic/001_*progress*
--- 51 ----


Code:

cd /usr/portage/sys-apps/coreutils
patch -p1 < my_patch
ebuild coreutils-6.9-r1.ebuild digest


after that tape emerge coreutils
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

N0n0 wrote:
Here is an other simple method

put this code in a file (my_patch)
Code:

--- coreutils-6.9-r1.ebuild
***************
*** 13 ****
-    mirror://gentoo/${P}-patches-${PATCH_VER}.tar.bz2
--- 12 ----
***************
*** 53 ****
-    rm -f "${PATCHDIR}"/generic/001_*progress*
--- 51 ----


tried but copy with -g or --prog options says
unrecognized option `--prog

Code:

cd /usr/portage/sys-apps/coreutils
patch -p1 < my_patch
ebuild coreutils-6.9-r1.ebuild digest


after that tape emerge coreutils
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:09 pm    Post subject: Getting "cp: invalid option -- g" Reply with quote

When trying to copy some files over to my usbstick I get
Code:

cp: invalid option -- g
Try `cp --help' for more information.


Never got it before, couldn't find any info on it in google.
Any hints?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-g was an option in some versions of 'cp' to graphically show progress. Not all versions of cp (fileutils) have this - it's a patch I think. You probably have an alias, remove the -g, and it should work fine again.

If your copy of 'cp' was unintentionally changed, make sure a hacker didn't slip a new copy of 'cp' in its place...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo used to patch cp to add the -g, --prog option to display a progress bar. That patch was not accepted by upstream, so has since been removed.

EDIT: ugh, beat me to it. :P
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So which package do I need to update to get it working again?
I haven't done an emerge world in ages.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mv and cp's -g option was VERY useful, it's a shame that it got removed :(
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

merged above six posts here.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tranquilcool wrote:
Here is an other simple method

tried but copy with -g or --prog options says
unrecognized option `--prog



which is the version of your coreutils installed ?
Code:
emerge -p -v coreutils

To get it
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

schorsche wrote:
So which package do I need to update to get it working again?
I haven't done an emerge world in ages.

The coreutils ones. But you have to patch its ebuild.
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