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Normally when we use cp to copy the file/folders, we do not get any feedback from the terminal and we have no idea about the completion percentage. However, the following should do the trick and you should be able to see percentage of each file during copy operation:

For file copy:

scp (pathToFile) yourUserName@localPCName:(pathToCopy)

For directory copy:

scp -r (pathToDirectory) yourUserName@localPCName:(pathToCopy)

Normally SCP (Secure CoPy) is used to transfer files/directories between a local and remote host. However using your own PC name, it will assume your computer is a remote host, therefore showing you the progress of copy operation.

Good luck!


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Date added:

07.02.2015 00:37:19

Added by:

Volkan Gezer


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