Showing the progress when using dd command

Probably as a dd command user, what you are missing the most is knowing how the command is progressing towards the task completion. Well, seems that in the newest versions that is quite easy to know.

dd in GNU Coreutils 8.24+ (Ubuntu 16.04 and newer) got a new status option to display the progress:

Example


dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/null status=progress

Output

462858752 bytes (463 MB, 441 MiB) copied, 38 s, 12,2 MB/s

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