[arch-dev-public] [Feature Request] add -g option for cp and mv

Andrea Scarpino bash.lnx at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 21:51:57 EDT 2008

Hi DEVs,
I saw '-g' option in copy and move commands in Gentoo.
I want to request the same feauture for own coreutils package.
I updated the gentoo patch [1] for coreutils 6.12, then I added the
patch to PKGBUILD and it works.

-g option add a progress bar like as wget style when copy or move files.

$ cp -g iso/CoD_CD1.iso ~/Desktop/
                                         |  33% |   656 MiB |    28
MiB/s | ETA 00:00.15

What do you think about?

PS. I opened a FR [2] in bugs some minutes ago. You can get PKGBUILD and patch.


- [1] http://svn.pardus.org.tr/viewcvs/stable/pardus-1/system/base/coreutils/files/coreutils-gen-progress-bar.patch?revision=7276&root=pardus&view=markup&pathrev=7276
- [2] http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/11603

Andrea `BaSh` Scarpino
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