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Old 06-11-2005, 01:21 AM   #1
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I been trying to download a file but in the middle of the download it gets disconnected; I want wget to resume downloading from where i last finished.

the current switch i am using is:

wget -np -nc -r ftp://file.tar.gz.

From the manpage I read the I should use the -c switch; but it is not working. wget is just skipping the half-installed file instead of comparing the local copy with the server copy.

wget -np -nc -r -c ftp://file.tar.gz.

any help would be appreciated.
Old 06-11-2005, 04:37 AM   #2
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wget -c http://siteurl

check , not all the site are supporting resumable dowloading, may be for that reson .
Old 06-11-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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you might also want to put the r and the c together
wget -np -nc -r -c ftp://file.tar.gz.
I don't know if it will matter, but it saves you some typing
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Did you cd to the directory where the partial file resides? The man pages specifically state that the -c option will resume download if the partial file is in the current directory (meaning the present working directory). If you have wget set up to write the file to a specific directory, and issue the command from another directory, it won't recognize that the partial file exists.
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Nothing works; I have also tried "wget -np -nc -r -c" it gives the same old message: "file already there, not retreiving"..."permission denied"
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Old 06-24-2005, 05:31 AM   #7
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If you post your solution here, people will be able to use it if they have the same problem.
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Originally posted by noir911
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Old 07-30-2005, 08:57 AM   #9
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First off, extremely sorry for not posting the solution. My apologies.

Here's the solution:

if you want to check the local folder, compare all the files there and download partially downloaded file then use:

wget --passive-ftp -c -r -np ftp://

The specifics of all the switches can be found in the wget manpage.



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