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Old 06-10-2009, 01:32 AM   #1
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FTP with restart

I am trying to download large files (3GB or so) from a CENT OS server using ftp. My broadband connection is not stable and resets once in a while. When a reset happens, I need to restart the ftp rather that starting from scratch.

I need to understand if the LINUX ftp servers/clients support this and if so how does one do this.

Many thanks for your help.
Old 06-10-2009, 01:44 AM   #2
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You can use wget to download with -c option (check the wget manpage for examples). If I'm not wrong, wget can work with ftp.
Old 06-10-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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I was not familiar with wget. Looks like that's the tool I need. Let me try it out.

Thanks for your help.
Old 06-15-2009, 01:20 AM   #4
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wget (with the -c option) has been working quite well for me to download 3GB+ files on a not-too-stable broadband connection. Thanks again for the help.


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