How to set dd (disc dump) verbose (mac / bsd / linux)

Because of the missing verbose mode in GNU dd there is an other application with verbose mode by default. It’s dcfldd.

dcfldd is an enhanced version of GNU dd written by Nicholas Harbour

I especially used it for duplicating Raspberry Pi SD Cards. Without dcfldd you don’t know what time it will take to create the backup or SD Card.

Running Example:

Mac:Downloads andreas$ sudo dcfldd if=RaspberryPi.img of=/dev/disk1 bs=512
1798144 blocks (878Mb) written.

How to install dcfldd:

  1. Download dcfldd-1.3.4-1 :
  2. tar -xvf dcfldd-1.3.4-1.tar
  3. cd dcfldd-1.3.4-1
  4. ./configure
  5. sudo make install clean