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alexandru Permalink
October 25, 2011, 00:28

similar to

$ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null& pid=$!
$ kill -USR1 $pid; sleep 1; kill $pid

from dd manpage

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dennis Permalink
December 16, 2015, 22:03

This was really useful.... thanks. I was using the following dd command, but your solution is tidier:

dd if=/dev/zero bs=60M | pv -s 500G | dd of=/dev/null bs=60M

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