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Old 08-03-2008, 09:43 PM   #1
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Question Background http/ftp downloader software wtihout GUI (wget wrapper).


Hello.

I'd like to know it there background http/ftp downloader like this (could be wget wrapper):
0) no gui, lightweight. (can be bunch of scripts)
1) starts automatically during either system startup or user login (user login preferred).
2) works as background job or daemon, has download queue and downloads files one by one. (with 128kbps connection it's no possible to try to download 100 files at once - connection will be timed out or terminated).
3) has bunch of commands like "list_download_jobs", "add_download", or "delete_download", "download_status" to communicate with either background process or it's download queue, so I could add links or lists of links to the download queue, so files will be downloaded later.
4) can resume interrupted downloads. I.e. if system is shut down in the middle of download, download manager should resume downloading instead of starting from beginning.

I could do it myself using bash+wget+cron, but maybe there is ready to use software like this?
mldonkey does similar thing for p2p but it doesn't seem to support http requests well.
 
Old 08-04-2008, 02:59 AM   #2
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Try "lftp".

Mike
 
Old 08-04-2008, 03:13 AM   #3
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Try "lftp".

Mike
I know about lftp, but AFAIK, in lftp you can't add new download to the queue while other downloads are running.
--EDIT--
there is queue support in lftp, but it's not exactly what I was looking for. If you launch lftp, add download to queue, run queue, exit lftp, and then do it all again, then you'll get two downloading processes, which isn't what I need (together they'll hog all bandwidth, so anything else will be unusuable). There is same problem with putting downloads in background mode within lftp - lftp just doesn't seem to check if there is another lftp process is running.

I need just one downloading process running queue (just one download connection, to be more specific), and some way to add new files to that queue.

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Old 09-01-2008, 04:43 PM   #4
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After all, I've decided to use simple scripts + wget. Problem solved, thanks for the help.
 
  


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