Many times you’d like to see the progress of a copy but sadly
cp doesn’t have that feature.
Many posts online will show bash scripts that pipe
awk/etc or use tools like
pv. Alas, there is a much more simple way. Use
rsync -a --progress SOURCE_FOLDER DESTINATION_FOLDER
--stats flag for some stats after the transfer is done.
rsync -a --stats --progress SOURCE_FOLDER DESTINATION_FOLDER