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Old 08-25-2004, 06:03 PM   #1
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HOWTo restart downloading with wget


HI,
Today i was downloading the firefox for linux from mozilla.org. I am on a dial-up connection (56Kbps), the connection was dead slow, so i managed to downlod the 8MB file after 1.5hrs, well almost. When i had downloaded 99% of the file the connection broke. I was using wget to download. Even after restarting the connection, wget won't restart. So i killed the process using KDE system gaurd. Then went to the web-site again & started downloading but it started from the scratch. Now i want to know how do i restart the download where i had left it(99%). I am currently using Mozilla 1.5 as my browser. Redhat 9 as OS on a Pentium III processor.
Thank You,

With regards,
Ashwin K.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:14 PM   #2
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wget -c http://foo.bar/baz
 
Old 08-26-2004, 04:25 AM   #3
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Hi,
I tried it. It sill start afresh. I think the 99% downloaded file is stored at home directory in ~ directory. I think this (wget -c URL)is starting in another directory. How do i restart from where i left it. Thank You.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 07:33 AM   #4
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wget saves to the current directory, so make sure you are in the same one.

I use prozilla more than wget... It's an accelerator rather than just a downloader. It has good support for continuing, also.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 10:07 AM   #5
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It worked!!

Hi,
It worked. I switched to the $HOME/~ directory & tried wget-c from there & it started from 99%. I untared & installed it. In fact, i am typing this from the firefox browser. Thank You ToniT & ranger_nemo.

Could u help me in me becoming a linux expert. Which book should i read (preferably available for download). I tried some. But i find that either they say as if the reader knows nothing or he is already an expert. Something for an intermediate may b good.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 11:07 AM   #6
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rute is a place I would recommend for intermediate users, it is quite comprehensive.
 
  


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