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February 04, 2010, 22:18

Thanks for the great post. This:

tar -czf - . | pv > out.tgz

was exactly what I needed.

One question, though. I'm running Linux under VMware, and in the output of the above command, kB/s alternates back and forth between 0 and a higher number, e.g. 93.1kB/s. I'm wondering why? Is it the VM, or simply a behavior of this usage of pv?

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