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How to use dd (Linux copy tool) with progress indicator

dd, the ubiquitous copy tool of Unix/Linux, now comes in with a decent built-in progress indicator. You can run it by the command-line option: status=progress Example: dd status=progress if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Notice how I didn’t add the bs option and used the default. In my experiences the default works best. Tested on: Ubuntu