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

An easy way of load testing a web service

Last week we had to test the load of a web service we were implementing that was quite demanding in terms of memory consumption. We found quite useful the Linux command called watch. Basically watch repeats the passed command each n seconds, what makes it good enough to mimic the behavior of one client making a request every n seconds. Of course you can run different instances o the command at the same time to increase the load average and to check

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