How to determine scp Transfer Speed

Colin Charles linux at
Sun Jun 20 16:36:14 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 04:39, Ow Mun Heng wrote:

> 	V simple question which someone google can't find. I can find using
> google about ppl talking about comparing transfer speed using scp and
> ftp and wget (over http) etc.. but for the life of me I do not have any
> idea how to toggle scp such that it will display what the current
> transfer speed it.

scp uses encryption, so definitely does take a speed hit

> All I get is 
> File-transfer  %sent |###       1111bytes ETA

scp -r foo at .

Will give me:
file-being-transferred  %sent  size  transfer_speed  ETA

Seems to work for me (I actually have such a job running now... :))
Colin Charles, byte at

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