[arch-dev-public] [Feature Request] add -g option for cp and mv
t.powa at gmx.de
Sun Sep 28 09:24:11 EDT 2008
Am Sonntag 28 September 2008 schrieb Dan McGee:
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 7:22 AM, Roman Kyrylych
> <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2008/9/28 Andrea Scarpino <bash.lnx at gmail.com>:
> >> 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  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/
> >> CoD_CD1.iso
> >> | 33% | 656 MiB | 28
> >> MiB/s | ETA 00:00.15
> >> What do you think about?
> >> PS. I opened a FR  in bugs some minutes ago. You can get PKGBUILD and
> >> patch.
> >> Regards
> >> - 
> >> http://svn.pardus.org.tr/viewcvs/stable/pardus-1/system/base/coreutils/f
> >>up&pathrev=7276 -  http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/11603
> > You risk to be flamed. ;-)
> > I doubt most devs will agree about this due to
> > "stay as close to vanilla as possible, with bugfixes only" policy.
> > This patch is just an extra feature, not merged by upstream.
> > And there are more generic ways to add progressbars to console utils.
> > For example:
> > bar - http://www.theiling.de/projects/bar.html
> > pv - http://www.ivarch.com/programs/pv.shtml
> > both are in community, and I saw 2 or 3 other similar utils somewhere
> > on the web.
> Same thought here. No need to patch coreutils from our end, this is
> upstream's job.
Introducing such things, might hold us in updating if upstream and patch
doesn't fit together anymore.
-1 from my side
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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