[SM-Grimoire-Bugs] [Bug 8484] pipemeter

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Sat May 14 12:21:05 EDT 2005


------- Additional Comments From cbyrum at spamaps.org  2005-05-14 09:21 -------
(In reply to comment #5)
> It measures the speed of data it passes from stdin to stdout. Although there 
> is an option to read from a file instead from stdin i would consider it a 
> shell utility. 

As the author I'll tell you that it is most definitely _not_ a disk utility. The
--file option comes in handy for reading the size of a file, so you don't have
to use the --size option (size) after ls'ing it.. A typical use of pipemeter is

pipemeter -f file.tar.gz | tar zxvf - path/to/some/file

I use this a lot to restore stuff from big (25GB) tar files. :-D

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