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script that shows progress in a tar backup

Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

script that shows progress in a tar backup

Hi there --

Does anyone know of a way within a script to display the progress of a tar backup? Thanks.
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Tingli
Esteemed Contributor

Re: script that shows progress in a tar backup

Why not using tar -v?
Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Re: script that shows progress in a tar backup

Hi there --

Thanks for your reply. The -v option would indeed show on-screen what is being backed up during the operation.

What I am looking for is along the lines of percentage completed of the files that are being backed up.

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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: script that shows progress in a tar backup

That would imply some intelligence on the part of 'tar' to know beforehand how many files and/or how much data is being backed up.

'tar' has no such intelligence.

Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Re: script that shows progress in a tar backup

Hi there --

I think I found the solution with a third-party application known as clpbar.

Thanks anyway for the help.
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Marco A.
Esteemed Contributor

Re: script that shows progress in a tar backup

It's also good document this thing .., I didn't know it at least.

http://clpbar.sourceforge.net/

Best regards,

Marco,
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