Server utilities are a great way to make your life as a webmaster easier. Have you ever wanted to see the progress of “cp, mv or tar” processes, here’s your answer
Make sure to install cc:
yum install cc
Also, you will need git on your system, we will have a git tutorial on our site shortly.
Installing The Utility: CV
The utlity we use is called CV – short for coreutils viewer.
1. I assume you have git on your server, so go into a directory where you store your scripts and downloads and let’s clone CV:
Clone the git:
git clone https://github.com/Xfennec/cv.git
2. Now, we will use make to build this, but first cd into the directory
Then run make
make && make install
You should see gcc compiling this and installing cv to /usr/local/bin.
3. You are done!
Let’s Give It A Try
According to the readme it can monitor cp, mv, dd, tar, gzip/gunzip, cat and many other operations.
It can also monitor your apache processes, which I found most useful. This works like this where -c accepts command names like httpd, firefox, mysql, etc
cv -c httpd
To watch all instances of “core” operations, try this:
watch cv -q