mbuffer - tool for buffering data streams

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: mbuffer
Package version: 20110119
Package release: 2
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 116 B
Download size: 34.27 KB
Official Mirror: archive.ubuntu.com
The mbuffer tool is used to buffer data streams and show the I/O rate and summary to the user. It is especially useful for writing backups to fast tape drives or streaming them over the network. If used correctly, it can prevent buffer underruns and speed up the whole backup or transfer process.



    Source package: mbuffer

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install mbuffer deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install mbuffer


    • /usr/bin/mbuffer
    • /usr/share/doc/mbuffer/README
    • /usr/share/doc/mbuffer/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mbuffer/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mbuffer.1.gz


    2011-03-10 - Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net> mbuffer (20110119-2) unstable; urgency=low * Fix the watchfile: the upstream download page's URLs are fully qualified now. * Fix the FTBFS on GNU/Hurd by trying fpathconf() before PIPE_BUF and checking for several more constants if that fails. * Update the copyright file to the latest DEP 5 candidate format and add the GPL-3+ license in the header, too, just in case. * Upload to unstable.

    2011-01-20 - Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net> mbuffer (20110119-1) experimental; urgency=low * Switch to Git and point the Vcs-* fields to Gitorious. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1 with no changes. * Switch to bzip2 compression for the Debian tarball. * Bump the debhelper compatibility level to 8 and reorder the dh(1) arguments. * New upstream release (10th anniversary!) * Convert the copyright file to DEP 5 rev. 153 (candidate) and bump the year on my copyright notice.

    2010-06-29 - Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net> mbuffer (20100526-2) unstable; urgency=low * Shorten the Vcs-Browser URL. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.0 with no changes.

    2010-06-02 - Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net> mbuffer (20100526-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Use dpkg-buildflags from dpkg-dev >= 1.15.7~ to obtain CFLAGS and CPPFLAGS and to add -Wl,-z,defs to LDFLAGS; no longer rely on dpkg-buildpackage to export the flags variables automatically.

    2010-04-07 - <zumbi@debian.org> mbuffer (20100327-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Peter Pentchev ] * New upstream version. - remove the 07-manpage patch, integrated upstream - update the copyright years for mbuffer.c * Use the debhelper plugin provided by autotools-dev-20100122.1 to refresh the config.sub and config.guess files. * Bring the copyright file up to DEP 5 rev. 135: - move the author's name and e-mail to the top-level Maintainer field - also remove the Author field from the debian/* section * Bump the year in my debian/* copyright notice. * Just set LDFLAGS instead of overriding debhelper's auto_configure. [ Hector Oron ] * Set DM-Upload-Allowed for Peter Pentchev.

    2010-02-25 - Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net> mbuffer (20091227-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream version: - remove the 05-kfreebsd and 06-signal patches, integrated upstream - reintroduce the 02-test-cleanup patch, since the upstream Makefile needs to be portable and may not afford to use ?= - remove the explicit -lrt, upstream links against it now * Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4 with no changes. * Add the 07-manpage patch to fix a couple of typos and grammar nits in the manual page; forwarded upstream, the author accepted it for the next upstream release.

    2009-12-24 - Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net> mbuffer (20091213-1) unstable; urgency=low * Fix FTBFS on GNU/kFreeBSD. Closes: #560750 * Honor upstream's preference for libmhash and drop the GnuTLS patch. Pointed out by: Mats Erik Andersson <mats.andersson@gisladisker.se> * New upstream version: - integrate the test suite and the hstrerror -lresolv patches - honor the user's CFLAGS, so no need for the CFLAGS patch - link with -lrt for clock_gettime(3) and friends - portability fixes: read a monotonic clock, make IPv6 really optional, check the input device's block size * Fix a segfault when terminating in quiet mode. Closes: #562112.

    2009-12-10 - Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net> mbuffer (20091122-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release (Closes: #534216)