mv with progress?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by prramesh, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. prramesh macrumors newbie

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    I use mv command to transfer large size files :D. Is there any way to view the progress of file transfer like percentage, etc? :(
     
  2. lloyddean macrumors 6502a

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    'mv' read all about it from within Terminal with -

    man mv
     
  3. prramesh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did read man page before I post my question here, I couldn't figure out. mv -v doesn't help, I want to see the progress (like percentage of transfer)!
     
  4. Red Menace macrumors 6502

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    The mv command doesn't have that option, so you would need to watch the transfer from somewhere else. If you are using Xcode, take a look at NSTask.
     
  5. prramesh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks m8, I couldn't figure out how to use NSTask with mv, I tried to find an example, but no luck.:mad:
     
  6. lloyddean macrumors 6502a

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    You may wish to look into 'rsync' instead.

    It can be used for local file transfers as well as remote.

    It does have a progress feed-back mechanism.

    Read all about it at ..., well you know!
     
  7. prramesh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks I do use rsync regularly, I was just lazy to manually delete the files that are backed up to the external hard drive.
     
  8. lloyddean macrumors 6502a

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    You can alway ask it to delete the files "after" the transfer!
     

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