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Old 03-26-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
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Download software problems


Hi,
Recently, I ve been trying various programs for downloading files off the Internet but have been struggling with many of them.
In Downloader for X, the files won't download after I change the default download directory. The progress bar moves, but the file doesn't play and when I open the location there is nothing there.

With wget, I try to continue download that I have closed previously and have a log file for, but they never restart at the right place, always from the beginning. (I use wget -c)

Also, last question, in Firefox there is an addon for automatically shutting down your computer. They have some defualt scripts for shutting down after the download is finished but it didn't seem to work. The script is
Quote:
<shell:/sbin/shutdown>
-h now
</shell>
Ok, thats all and thanks for any help

OS: Mint 6 (most recent)
 
Old 03-27-2009, 01:05 AM   #2
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D4X is a dead project. Do not use it.

wget -c is for continuing an prior invocation of wget which leaves a partial file. Not all servers support continuing the download - prior to v1.7 wget would just start again from scratch. This also happens if the file was empty.

Note: the partial file needs to be in your working directory.
Try different sources, and using the verbose option.

The built-in download managers are usually very good, why do you need an independant one?

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in Firefox there is an addon for automatically shutting down your computer. They have some default scripts for shutting down after the download is finished but it didn't seem to work.
In what way did it not appear to work?

Try the -H or -P options.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 01:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info on D4X and wget. The add on in Firefox counted down the timer like normal, after the download had completed, but after the countdown was over nothing happened, it just sat there.
The add-on can be found here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5452
 
Old 03-27-2009, 01:46 AM   #4
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That sounds right. What did you expect it to do? What does it normally do with the

shutdown -h

command?

See:
http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l...l8_shutdow.htm

If you want it to power off - try

shutdown -P now

instead.
 
  


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