Sometimes, while copying a large file, like a movie or an operating system image, the
cpcommand takes longer than expected based on the load on your system. Since it doesn’t tell the progress of the operation, it gets difficult to understand what exactly is happening.
In scenarios like these, a command like
cvcould be of great help, as it not only lets you know the progress of the operation, but is also capable of displaying the remaining time. In this article, we will discuss the command along with some useful examples.
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How to Check the Progress of Running Commands in Linux (Make Tech Easier)