How to follow the progress of a gzip or tar

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First you need pv, Pipe Viewer

[bash]$ apt-get install pv
[bash]$ SIZE=`du -sk some-folder | cut -f 1`
[bash]$ tar cvf - some-folder | pv -p -s ${SIZE}k | gzip -c > folder.tar.bz2
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First you need pv, Pipe Viewer

[bash]$ apt-get install pv
[bash]$ SIZE=`du -sk some-folder | cut -f 1`
[bash]$ tar cvf - some-folder | pv -p -s ${SIZE}k | gzip -c > folder.tar.bz2

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