PV 1.1.0

Version 1.1.0 of PV has been released. This release incorporates some fixes for Mac OS X, a couple of packaging cleanups, a dramatic improvement in the resource usage of the --rate-limit (-L) option, and two new features.

The first new feature to be added, --line-mode (-l) was a Debian wishlist request. This causes PV to count lines instead of bytes. While it's not something I have ever particularly wanted myself, it does sound like it might come in handy occasionally (and, more importantly, it didn't require much to be added to the code to make it work).

The second was one that I have occasionally found myself wanting, particularly during long network data transfers. The --remote (-R) option allows the settings of an already-running PV to be altered. This can be used to change the rate limit while a transfer is in progress, for example, or set PV's idea of the total size of all data to something different.