Projects / pipebench


Pipebench shows the current throughput and amount of data going through a pipe. It can be used to show the progress of a large md5sum process: cat bigfile | pipebench | md5sum.

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Recent releases

  •  20 Apr 2003 19:26

    Release Notes: A Solaris compilation problem was fixed. The bufsize option (-b) is actually used now. A switch for skipping conversion to units (kilo, Mega, etc.) was added.

    •  18 Apr 2003 20:32

      Release Notes: This release adds a license file, support to redirect status, and a switch for 1000-based units (as opposed to 1024).

      •  13 Jan 2003 02:04

        Release Notes: Ported to Solaris.

        •  18 Dec 2002 14:28

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          01 Dec 2003 17:52 lordy

          A great tool
          It's perfect for benchmarking programs that are normally very quite. I used it to watch the speed of dd and it works like a charm:

          dd if=/dev/hdd | pipebench | dd of=/dev/hdc


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