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anindyanuri 03-31-2005 06:49 AM

Can I download a file after a pause?
In Mozilla Firefox 5.0 Browser, there is an in built Download Manager which is loaded in the Tools menu. In that download manager we can pause the download. In case of a large file if I pause the download and want to start the same download after a few days, can I do?


Orkie 03-31-2005 06:55 AM

I think you can as long as the file is still there.

anindyanuri 03-31-2005 07:12 AM

Thank you Orkie for your post. You mean to say I can start, pause and restart the download as many times as I required? There is no limit of starting and stopping?


Orkie 03-31-2005 07:18 AM

Yes, just as long as the file is still there. Also, you can't close Mzoilla during the pause.

anindyanuri 03-31-2005 07:27 AM


Originally posted by Orkie
Also, you can't close Mzoilla during the pause.
Woo......but the Million Doller question is that if I want to reboot the computer several times between those start, pause and restart?


anindyanuri 03-31-2005 07:31 AM

Clearing myself more in details. Suppose I want to download "Knoppix" and my internet connection is not that much capabale to download in a couple of hours. So I need to start and stop downloading several times to complete the download through four, five or seven days. Is it possible?


ivanatora 03-31-2005 08:02 AM

I didn't understood if you absolutely want to use that mozilla download manager. It is more easier with wget, and its -c (continue) option :)
My i-net connection isn't very nice, too, here is how I use wget:
wget -t0 -T30 -c
-t0 <= unlimited tries
-T30 <= if there isn't a recieving in 30 seconds, retry
-c <= continue (resume) pervous attempt.
There are many more options, just see man wget. You can fall in love with wget :)

harken 03-31-2005 08:04 AM

Why don't you use something like KGet (assuming you use KDE)? You just right-click the link leading to the file you want downloaded, select "Copy link location", select in KGet the File->Open option and paste in the link. It has several features among which pause/resume download.
There are other download managers with similar features as well but I don't recall another right now. You can google for them.

anindyanuri 03-31-2005 08:23 AM

Thank you ivanatora and Harken for giving attention to my post and giving your suggestion. Hope both of these will serve my purpose. If it does not, I shall post again in this forum.
I am thankful to both of you.

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