dd is normally normally used to copy or write into block devices or any other large file operations where it could take a while to complete. It by default does not display progress status of its operation and this could sometimes be stressful.
There are a few methods that you can use to to display and monitor progress of dd command from the terminal.
$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/null status=progress 2755155968 bytes (2.8 GB, 2.6 GiB) copied, 5 s, 551 MB/s
This method is only available in newer versions of dd in GNU coreutils and not available on variants such as the one in macOS.
$ kill -USR1 $(pgrep ^dd)
dd responds to the signal by displaying the current status of its running operation.
$ sudo apt install --assume-yes progress # Debian and Ubuntu $ progress -m
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