monitor dd progress in terminal

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

  1. 1member1
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    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
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    macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2009
    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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