When downloading software via the terminal is there a way to see the download progress?
I kicked off a download via the terminal and I can't tell if it's progressing or stuck.
Another option is to install
wget (e.g. with Homebrew), which has more user-friendly defaults than curl, including displaying an ASCII-art progress bar.
> brew install wget > wget google.com Saving to: 'index.html' ... index.html [ <=> ] 10.32K --.-KB/s in 0.001s 2016-05-17 12:55:06 (8.08 MB/s) - 'index.html' saved 
Open Terminal on your Mac and enter the following command:
curl -O <URL for download>
That is a capital "O" not a zero.
Here a nice site with some terminal commands you might like to use.