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Old 12-27-2004, 09:54 AM   #1
nfh
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Resuming partial downloads with NcFTP


Hi,

I have been using ncFTP for some time and I still wasn't able to get it to resume partial downloads with bgget.
What I want is to have bgget resuming a download of a file that is already partially downloaded, but it seems that bgget just downloads it all again by default.

How do I do what I want?

Best regards.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 10:30 AM   #2
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NcFTP 2.3.0 has reget mode enabled by default.

from web: NcFTP examines the date and size of the remote file and local file to determine if the program should continue where it left off last time. If the dates are the same, but the local file is smaller, the program attempts to `reget'.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 10:32 AM   #3
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NcFTP 2.3.0 has reget mode enabled by default.

from web: NcFTP examines the date and size of the remote file and local file to determine if the program should continue where it left off last time. If the dates are the same, but the local file is smaller, the program attempts to `reget'.
Thank you for your answer. I did perform an extensive research with google before asking my question and my conclusion was that NcFTP (which is at version 3.x.x) has "reget" by default only on the "get" command. It doesn't seem to have this feature on the bgget command.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 11:01 AM   #4
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Hm, right you are. But you can put the get command to background too. My personal favorite is wget, did you try it? wget can work over ftp or http and it reads your .netrc file.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 12:23 PM   #5
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Emerson,
I know wget, I use it all the time. The problem is that a tool like ncFTP works better for large download lists, as it doesn't establish one new FTP connection for each file to download. This way it doesn't "hammer" the server as wget does.

Putting the get in backgound isn't very handy because it doesn't allow me to have a download queue, as bgget allows, unless I'm missing something and it does support that in the first place.
 
  


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