Tool of the day - pipeview (aka pv)


NAME pv - monitor the progress of data through a pipe

       pv [OPTION] [FILE]...
       pv [-h|-V]

       pv  allows  a  user  to see the progress of data through a pipeline, by
       giving information such as time  elapsed,  percentage  completed  (with
       progress  bar),  current  throughput  rate, total data transferred, and


Some examples :

pv file | nc -w 1 3000

cat file | pv -s 12345 | nc -w 1 3000

Installation :

Under Debian :

apt-get install pv

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