GCM currently screenscrapes the argyll output., and as such has no way of knowing the progress of each command. Running the command with -v does give us output like "patch 13 of 16" but when the "13" turns to "14" there is no new output (the cursor is re-positioned) and hence GCM does not get the updated line, and the progress report fails. Ideally we could get: patch 1 of 25\n patch 2 of 25\n patch 3 of 25\n and then we can easily show a progress bar using this data. If there's a special flag or environment variable we have to pass argyll to not do the cursor futzing, that would be great. Thanks. Richard.