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Thread: Is it possible to use the '--progress=' command in any set script or terminal command

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    Question Is it possible to use the '--progress=' command in any set script or terminal command

    I was reading man pages on the wget command and saw that if I wanted a standard ascii bar i just had to specify
    Code:
    --progress=
    then either put
    Code:
    dot
    or
    Code:
    bar
    can this be used elsewhere in other scripts for programs?

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    Re: Is it possible to use the '--progress=' command in any set script or terminal com

    Only if it's written into the program itself, it's not a standard thing across the board.

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    Re: Is it possible to use the '--progress=' command in any set script or terminal com

    Quote Originally Posted by r-senior View Post
    Only if it's written into the program itself, it's not a standard thing across the board.
    Thank you. is there anyway I could find out?

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    Re: Is it possible to use the '--progress=' command in any set script or terminal com

    most commands support -h/--help switch that prints their available options. My experience tells me that most don't provide anything like that

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    Re: Is it possible to use the '--progress=' command in any set script or terminal com

    Read the man page for the program your interested in?
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Is it possible to use the '--progress=' command in any set script or terminal com

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaphell View Post
    most commands support -h/--help switch that prints their available options. My experience tells me that most don't provide anything like that
    That's sad, I love the little ASCII bar..

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    Read the man page for the program your interested in?
    Yeah I usually do, but sometimes the Man pages don't give a very good example of the use of a certain situation.

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