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Old 03-24-2005, 06:01 PM   #1
henno
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Download manager that you can set download times?


Is there a download manager that you can set the start and finish times for it to do the downloading.

My ISP gives me free data between 1am and 9am, and I currently use cron to rsync my slackware mirror and such, but I want to know if there exists a 'download manager' or sorts that can do the same.

Cron would suffice, but I want to be able to 'pause' downloads at say 8:55am, and be able to resume them the following night at 1:05am. Cron won't work to resume any unfinished downloads.

d4x has been suggested, but is not an option as it needs glib 2.4, and I am running 2.6, so it won't compile.

I have tried k3b, but can't find anywhere to program start/finish times. Gwget is nice, but the same as k3b, it does not seem to be time programmable.

Any ideas?

TK.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 06:05 PM   #2
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Use wget in your cron with the -c option (--continue, resume download)

wget -c ftp://sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk/ls-lR.Z
 
Old 03-24-2005, 06:46 PM   #3
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Yeah, but say I was downloading a 4.7gig Linux DVD iso.

At 1am cron runs wget ftp://somemirror.com/linuxdvd.iso

9am rolls around, and only 3gig is complete, but I want to kill wget safely, to resume the download again at 1am the following night.

How can I safely kill the download with cron so that it can be continued later that night?
 
Old 03-24-2005, 06:49 PM   #4
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You could use killall wget, I would think wget is enough smart to accomodate.
Try wget a little file, then killall wget, then wget -c the little file

[edit]
As I read man wget
Quote:
...If the server supports regetting, it
will instruct the server to continue the download from
where it left off.
Maybe it is a server feature too, if it fails, consider change the mirror

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