I'm just working on a quick script that backs up my /home to a specific location. Right now I have no idea how long the process takes unless I execute the command from the terminal. I was hoping somebody knew of a quick solution to showing a progress bar of the 'tar' command. I believe this would utilize Zenity, but I have no experience with that. If anyone could help me out that would be awesome. It's a very, very basic script (below).
tar jcfv homeBackup.tar.bz2 ~