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Old 10-24-2003, 03:25 AM   #1
rameth
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looking for console downloader with rollback


Greets all,

Ive been looking for a console ftp/http resuming downloader that includes a "rollback" option.
Im on dial up and have found wget not reliable enough for larger downloads , which i suspect are being corrupted thru data corruption over disconnects . I know downloader
for x can run without interface, but ive found it to have a tendency to lose its list of downloads if forcibly stopped and it needs all those extra libs, in X its great though.



wget unfortunately does not have a rollback option. Has anyone come across such a beast ?

cheers.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 08:14 AM   #2
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what do you mean by rollback??
I have been using wget and it does resume downloads
 
Old 10-24-2003, 05:55 PM   #3
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rollback != resume, what i mean with rollback is when the app resumes a download it has
the option of triming a few kb of the current download, ie redownloading the last bytes that may have been corrupted by the last disconnect.

as i mentioned ive had several large files fail with wget, but not with d4x ( which does rollback) , but im after a console downloader.

cheers
 
Old 10-24-2003, 06:10 PM   #4
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I've have another one. This may have rollback but I'm not sure
ProZilla
 
Old 10-28-2003, 03:34 AM   #5
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wget has a resume option.it is '-c',c for continue.just go to the dirctory where the partly downloaded file lies.and give 'wget -c url_name'
 
Old 10-28-2003, 03:58 AM   #6
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Curl seems oddly missing some stuff but, among the billion options it *does* have, it has the capability to specify what bytes you want to download. So you could resume at an offset.

This is theory, though - I was just reading the man page tonight, but I use wget.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:20 AM   #7
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I use wget, too. I've used dos, windows and linux versions of it and have downloaded quite a bit of stuff, used "wget -c" to continue an interrupted download many times without corruption. One thing you must remember is some servers don't support resuming.
 
  


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