Monitor progress of coreutils commad like mv, cp etc

Monitor progress of coreutils commad like mv, cp etc

You can use command called “progress”. Other option is “pv” but that is little complicated so here is simpler option.

Progress – A Tiny Tool to Monitor Progress for (cp, mv, dd, tar, etc.) Commands in Linux

To install, you can do the following:

dnf install progress

vagrant box to libvirtd (QEMU) VM

Like ova images, you can use box images as well with Qemu. After all, both have the disk images, so here is the script to do that. Just put the script somewhere in your path and run with ova or box image name :

 

#!/bin/bash - 
#===============================================================================
#
#          FILE: ova2vm.sh
# 
#         USAGE: ./ova2vm.sh 
# 
#   DESCRIPTION: 
# 
#       OPTIONS: ---
#  REQUIREMENTS: ---
#          BUGS: ---
#         NOTES: ---
#        AUTHOR: Amit Agarwal (aka),
#  ORGANIZATION: Mobileum
#       CREATED: 12/28/2017 13:59
# Last modified: Sun Mar 11, 2018  12:01PM
#      REVISION:  ---
#===============================================================================

set -o nounset                              # Treat unset variables as an error
dest='/mnt/Backup/VM'
ORIG=${PWD}

if [[ $# == 0 ]]
then
    echo "You need to provide ova/vmdk filename"
    exit
fi
if [[ $1 == *ova || $1 == *box ]]
then
    tmp=$(mktemp -d /tmp/amitXXXXXXX)
    cd  $tmp
    tar xvf $ORIG/$1
    file=$(echo $PWD/*vmdk)
else
    file=$1
    echo "Not a OVA file"
fi
dfile="$dest/$(basename $file)"

read -p "Enter the name for VM :: " vmname
qemu-img convert $file $dfile -p -c -O qcow2
virt-install --disk $dfile --ram 512 \
    --virt-type kvm --vcpus 1 --name "$vmname" --import

mv command with progress

When moving large files/directories, I would like to see the progress.

Idea for this is to use rsync with progress and remove source files. But that option does not remove the empty directories left behind so find command to delete that.

So, here is function for that:

mv-progress () 
{ 
    rsync -ah --progress --remove-source-files "$1" "$2";
    find "$1" -empty -delete
}