Current version: 1.6.20 (12 September 2021) [src] [srpm] [rpm64]

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pv - Pipe Viewer - is a terminal-based tool for monitoring the progress of data through a pipeline. It can be inserted into any normal pipeline between two processes to give a visual indication of how quickly data is passing through, how long it has taken, how near to completion it is, and an estimate of how long it will be until completion.

Additional support is available for multiple instances working in tandem, to given a visual indicator of relative throughput in a complex pipeline:

[Pipe Viewer in action with a complex pipeline]

Source for all systems and RPMs for RPM-based systems are available in the download area.

Comments, bug reports, and patches can be sent using the Contact Form.

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Packages and ports

Debian / Ubuntu:Run "apt-get install pv" to get the latest packaged version from "unstable" / "testing". (Debian QA page here.)
CentOS / RHEL:Set up my YUM repository or use RepoForge, then do "yum install pv".
Fedora:Run "yum install pv"; the "extras" repository may be required. (Fedora package status here.)
openSUSE Leap 15.3:Run "sudo zypper install pv". (Keith Guitar)
Slackware:Use this SlackBuild script.
Cygwin:Available as a package. (Christian Franke)
FreeBSD:Listed on FreshPorts.
OpenBSD:Listed under ports.
Solaris:Download binary packages from OpenCSW.
OpenSolaris:Includes pv version 1.1.4 in the "/dev" repository (as of build 119). Install with "pkg install SUNWpipe-viewer". (Menno Lageman)
AIX:An RPM from Pawel Piatek is in the downloads section.
SerenityOS:Ported to SerenityOS. (Brian Gianforcaro)
MacPorts:Run "port install pv" to get the latest version. (Brandon Crawford)
Mac HomeBrew:Run "brew install pv" to get the latest version. (Justin Campbell)
Exherbo:Run "cave resolve -x app-misc/pv" to get the latest version. (Wulf C. Krueger)
Gentoo:Run "emerge sys-apps/pv" to get the latest version. (S. Lockwood-Childs; update from Peter Broadwell)
IRIX Nekoware:Available in the Nekoware "beta" repository. (Mark Round)
Syabas PopcornHour:Someone posted this port in a forum.
Nix:Run "nix-env -i pv". (Erick Ochoa)
Spack:Run "spack install pv" to get the latest version. (Christoph Junghans)



1.6.20 - 12 September 2021
1.6.19 - 5 September 2021
1.6.6 - 30 June 2017
1.6.0 - 15 March 2015
1.5.7 - 26 August 2014
1.5.3 - 4 May 2014
1.5.2 - 10 February 2014
1.5.1 - 23 January 2014
1.4.12 - 5 August 2013
1.4.6 - 22 January 2013
1.4.5 - 10 January 2013

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