PenGun wrote:just brew it! wrote:And he wasn't complaining about the file being corrupted, he knew he pulled it before the copy was done and didn't expect it to be complete. He was complaining that there isn't a usable copy progress indicator when writing to slow media. CLI tools with progress indicators will exhibit the same issue.
Right, so unmounting the device will at least tell you when it's done.
So will using the unmount button in the GUI.
ludi wrote:just brew it! wrote:In this case you are limited by read speed of the USB drive. The percentage complete is much more accurate because data to be written isn't piling up in the OS's file system cache. The amount of data read at any given point is (to a very close approximation) the same as the amount of data which has been physically written to the destination drive, since the destination drive is orders of magnitude faster.
Kind of what I figured. Looks like my larger SSD arrived in today's mail, so sometime this weekend I intend to rebuild my Ubuntu workstation on that drive, starting from a fresh install. Curious to see whether the problem with the outbound progress indicator is native to the system, or represents a glitch that was introduced during the in-place upgrade.
Well, the KDE file copy progress indicator has had this issue since basically forever.