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Linux Sync Buffer Progress Monitoring (e.g. For Copy To USB)

Linux Sync Buffer Progress Monitoring (e.g. For Copy To USB)

On my Linux system (Linux Mint), if I copy a huge file to an USB stick, then I always type “sync” in a shell command line to make sure all buffers are flushed to the USB stick before I eject the USB stick. This writing of the buffers can take quite a while (perhaps due to the huge amount of cache memory in the laptop). To monitor progress, you can type the following in a shell: It will show something…

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