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Old 06-19-2004, 08:45 PM   #1
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Checking up on ftp downloads via telnet


I have an ethernet home network. This includes 3 PCs and a linux webserver

The webserver is a p133 and I want to exploit the fact that its the only computer in my house that is on 24/7. In particluar I'm trying to download the latest mandrake distro. I control the webserver via telnet as it has no monitor of peripherals. I found out the ftp address of where I could download mandrake and telneted from another pc and typed in

get mandrake etc

and it started downloading onto the hard disk of my webserver. I then closed the window on my client PC and plan to go to bed.

My question is, having closed the telnet window, how can I go back later and check up on the download progress. If I go back in through telnet I just get given the Linux prompt. Is there a command I can type that will show me the % completed for my download? or do I just have to rely on knowing roughly the size of the file I'm downloading and check on its size on the webserver hard disk by doing ls -l or whatever to see if it has finished?

Old 06-19-2004, 09:21 PM   #2
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you lost your connetion to it when you closed the window.

if i were you, i would have used wget to download the file.
in wget, when you close the window, wget logs the %complete process to a file called wget.log in the same directory you are downloading to.

also, you can killwget, and restart it with the -c (continue) parameter.

i know this doesnt help you now... but when it comes to downloading disk2,3,4 .... ou will know.

can you kill the ftp download process ? iand you can find the file part it has already downloaded you may be able to resume it with wget.


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