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Baghdad 01-12-2006 12:38 AM

wget AND upgrade question
I have a unmanaged dedicated server and had some questions. Im about to pay someone some $$ to do an secuirty check and upgrade check and all of that on my server and was woundering when you just buy your server do the host make sure everything is up to date?

My other imporant questions "I need to download a file but get off puTTy so others can use this pc, how can I log on something and then download the file and then close puTTy with it still downloading?

scuzzman 01-12-2006 12:58 AM

As for the second question, see

man screen
and/or this LinuxAnswer.

Baghdad 01-13-2006 05:48 PM

so using this, i can open up another screen and then wget my file, exit the screen logg off of puTTy turn off my computer come back home turn it back on, login in puTTy then check my screen and it should have still be countining while i logged off of puTTy or be finished right?

I want to be able to downloage a file, then EXIT puTTy then come back and it would be done, it just a 500mb file

Vgui 01-13-2006 08:27 PM

The other option might be to background the process. I take it you are using Putty to login to a Linux box, and want to download a file to that Linux box? Well then you could do "wget bla bla &", and the & will put the process in the background, and free up the terminal. You should then be able to exit the Putty terminal and the wget process will continue.

EDIT: Forgot to say that once you log back in, you may need to check into the "fg" command, which brings a backgrounded command to the current terminal. So you could check on your wget download to see where it is at.

Baghdad 01-21-2006 01:49 PM

Ok now im trying to extact the file in puTTy and its a pretty huge file (my backups) when I put inthe command for puTTy

it just sits their

root@baghdad [/home/baghdad/]# tar -xz archive.tgz

I have gone for 15 minuets come back and its still their, their is no folder that is un tar'ed called archive in my account so it didnt unarchive how come?

Baghdad 01-21-2006 11:46 PM

any ideas?

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