[ Found this new cp fork that gives you progress bar!

wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/coreutils-8.21.tar.xz

tar xvJf coreutils-8.21.tar.xz && cd coreutils-8.21/

wget http://zwicke.org/web/advcopy/advcpmv-0.5-8.21.patch

patch -p1 -i advcpmv-0.5-8.21.patch

./configure && make

the new programs are now located in src/cp and src/mv.

sudo cp src/cp /usr/local/bin/cp

sudo cp src/mv /usr/local/bin/mv

get more info here
http://beatex.org/web/advancedcopy.html