Elena ``of Valhalla''

Elena ``of Valhalla'' at

Progress bar for file descriptors

I ran gzip on an 80Gb file, it's processing, but who knows how much it has done yet, and when it will end? I wish gzip had a progressbar. Or MySQL. Or… Ok. Now every program that reads a file sequentially can have a progressbar...
Too bad it's proprietary.

Jason Self at 2018-06-14T02:05:42Z

Uh, right. I didn't check because I trust the author to know about the need for a license (and the ability/will to choose a free one), so...

pinging the author about that *right now*

Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2018-06-14T07:59:37Z

Almost but not quite. All they did was plop in a copy of the GPL. That by itself doesn't mean anything. They also need to actually grant those permissions. There's a "How To" document at https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html that covers adding the appropriate things to their program. But a free-standing copy of the GPL, without any further information as to what it actually applies to, means nothing. ("Oh, I only meant for it to apply to the README, not the program...") So they follow that page and add stuff into each file.

Jason Self at 2018-06-15T02:10:57Z