Solution for rsync overall progress data display

Kevin Korb kmk at
Sun Nov 26 15:31:09 UTC 2017


On 11/26/2017 09:27 AM, netbsd--- via rsync wrote:
> Hello,
> I looking for a solution to display overall rsync progress on an LCD
> display as a bargraph.
> I have found 2 parameters:
>   --progress
>               This  option  tells  rsync  to  print  information 
> showing  the
>               progress of the transfer. This gives a bored user 
> something  to
>               watch.  Implies --verbose if it wasn't already specified.
>               While  rsync  is  transferring  a  regular  file,  it 
> updates a
>               progress line that looks like this:
>                     782448  63%  110.64kB/s    0:00:04
> But they are not showing the overall progress during the transfer what I
> need.
> All I would need is to get data out of rsync either the completed data's
> bytes size or completed percentage what I could pipe into another C
> program or a text file what my app could periodically read to construct
> this graph.
> One solution would be to run a dry rsync, get the number of overall
> bytes going to be transferred and keep running du -s /datadir to get the
> directories size where the rsync goes into but this is not feasible with
> over 1TB data and lot of small files.
> Thank you.

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