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dbar - ASCII progresbar

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NAME

dbar - ASCII progresbar

SYNOPSIS

  echo <percentage> | dbar [options] <indicator text>

DESCRIPTION

dbar lets you define static 0% and 100% marks or you can define these marks dynamically at runtime. Static and dynamic marks can be mixed, in this case the value specified at runtime will have a higher priority.
You can specify ranges of numbers, negative, positive or ranges with a negative min value and positive max value.
All numbers are treated as double precision floating point, i.e. the input is NOT limited to integers.

OPTIONS

-l
Label to be prepended to the bar (default: "" ).
-nonl
no new line, don't put '\n' at the end of the bar (default: do print "\n")
-max
Value to be considered 100% (default: 100).
-min
Value to be considered 0% (default: 0).
-s
Symbol represeting the percentage value in the meter (default: "=").
-w
Number of charcaters to be considered 100% in the meter (default: 25)

EXAMPLES

Static 100% mark or single value input:
    echo 25 | dbar -max 100 -l text
    Output: text  25% [======                   ]
If your 100% mark changes dynamically or 2-values input:
    echo "50 150" | dbar
          |   |
          |   |__ max value
          |
          |__ value to display
    Output: 33% [========                 ]
If your value range is not between [0, maxval] or 3-values input:
    echo "50 -25 150" | dbar
          |   |  |
          |   |  |__ max value 100% mark
          |   |
          |   |_____ min value 0% mark
          |
          |________ value to display
    Output: 43% [===========              ]
Multiple runs:
    for i in 2 20 50 75 80; do echo $i; sleep 1; done | dbar | dzen2
    Output: Find out yourself.

ENVIRONMENT

None.

FILES

None.

SEE ALSO

dzen2(1)

AUTHORS

Program was written by Robert Manea <rob.manea@gmail.com>.
This manual page was written by Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net> for the Debian GNU system (but may be used by others). Released under license GNU GPL version 2 or (at your option) any later version. For more information about license, visit <http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html>.
2012-04-02 dbar