SSH / SFTP from one machine to another

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at
Thu Jan 22 04:58:11 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 19:37 -0800, NoOp wrote:

> That works nicely; however it would be nicer if it showed the progress.
> For example if from Nautilus I use 'Connect to Server' using ssh I can
> actually monitor the progress & determine approximately how long the
> remainder of the transfer will be. I've not been able to do that with
> rsync.

There is a --progress rsync switch which gives you an idea of the number
of files transferred and the progress of the current transfer.  I wrote
a Perl Tk front-end to rsync to sync my notebook to my backup system
which actually has a progress bar.  I am glad to share the code if
anyone is interested.
Smoot Carl-Mitchell
Computer Systems and
Network Consultant
smoot at
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