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Show information about a data transfer

Bar features a Command Line Progress Bar for a data stream.

Bar is a simple tool to process a stream of data and print a display for the user on stderr showing (a) the amount of data passed, (b) the throughput of the data transfer, and, if the total size of the data stream is known, (c) estimated time remaining, percent complete, and a progress bar.

Bar was originally written for the purpose of estimating the amount of time needed to transfer large amounts (many, many gigabytes) of data across a network. (Usually in an SSH/tar pipe.)

Package version:1.11.0+debian-4


BAR(1)                                                        BAR(1)

       bar - show information about a data transfer

       bar [ I/O-options ] [ display-options ] [ color-options ]
           [ input-file ] [ output-file ]
           [ -h | --help ] [ -v | --version ]

       Bar  is a simple tool to process a stream of data and print a
       display for the us


bar (1.11.0+debian-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * modified debian/control, Closes: #654932

 -- Georges Khaznadar <>  Sat, 07 Jan 2012 01:46:39 +0100

bar (1.11.0+debian-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * apllied "manually" A. Costa's patch to Closes: #647347
  * bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.2
  * changed the source format to 3.0 (quilt) 

 -- Georges Khaznadar <georgesk@o


Version 11.1.0:
 * Added display-numeric, for combination of bar w/ dialog and zenity.
 * Added display-wait
 * Added bar-openbrace-char
 * Added bar-closebrace-char
 * Added bar-complete-char
 * Added bar-incomplete-char
 * Fixed some compiler warnings
 * Bugfix for some 64-bit systems:
   * Added an autoconf test to check to see if CC supports -m64
   * Added a configure flag: --disable-use-m64 


This package was debianized by Michael Peek <> on
Thu, 16 Jun 2005 13:50:15 -0400.


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