View Full Version : [ubuntu] Monitor large file transfer

November 12th, 2008, 03:14 AM
I'm moving about 300 Gigs of data from one hard drive, to a RAID array.
I've already initiated the command to move the data, but i would like to monitor its progress.

Is there a command for this?

November 12th, 2008, 04:45 AM
You could try

watch -n 1 '[ls -alh destination]'

November 12th, 2008, 04:48 AM

November 12th, 2008, 05:00 AM
top just shows my processes, but doesn't show the progress of the file transfer. am i missing something?

this gives me a scrolling "permission denied", even w/ sudo
watch -n 1 '[ls -alh destination]'

The transfer is complete now, but would still like to figure this out.