Tag Archives: dd

Unix / Linux: Print IO Statistics of Running dd Process

unix linux

Let’s say you have a dd process that is running. By default, dd will only print IO statistics once the job has been completed or if it is interrupted by a Ctrl-C (SIGINT) command. While the job is running, you will probably have no idea how much data has been copied, the current progress or the copying speed. But fret not, there is actually a way to get the IO statistics of a running dd process.

How to Completely Wipe Hard Disk Contents

If you are planning to discard your old hard disk, make sure that they do not contain any valuable information when they head out of your door. The last thing on your mind is the potential of having your identity stolen from sensitive information stored in that hard disk.