monitor dd progress in terminal

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by 1member1, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. 1member1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2012

    I'm not using terminal a lot but sometimes i need to copy an image file to my SD card with dd and i would like to know the progress..

    I saw some people on the internet using the kill command to show it but I think it's not a good way.

    is there any way you can think of that I don't know ?
    I don't have so much knowledge in terminal..

  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    You could try monitoring disk writes in Activity Monitor. For example, writing 4GB using dd should equal 4GB in the Disk Activity tab.

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