Make dd display progress by default
When using dd, there is no output at all until the process has completed.
In order to see the progress, one has to go in a very roundabout way:
// In another console, find dd's pid:
ps aux | grep dd
// Replace $pid with the actual pid of dd.
kill -USR1 $pid
// Go back to the original console and see the progress output.
It'd be nice to have a --verbose // --silent pair of flags (with --verbose being the default) which would automatically display and update the progress report.