Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-10-2003, 12:46 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Manistique, MI
Distribution: SUSE 12.1
Posts: 136

Rep: Reputation: 15
what app to use for large download

what app is best for doing a large download on a dialup connection? I need one that will resume a download when I get an ubrupt disconnect. I'm tring to download a 200+mb iso img, only to have my connection crap out at about the
half way point
Old 12-10-2003, 12:52 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 235Reputation: 235Reputation: 235
wget works perfectly.
Old 12-10-2003, 12:52 PM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Sparta, NC USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 5,141

Rep: Reputation: 58
Specifically, wget -c <url of file>

-c=resume download

Last edited by fancypiper; 12-10-2003 at 12:54 PM.
Old 12-10-2003, 12:57 PM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Perry, Iowa
Distribution: Mepis , Debian
Posts: 2,692

Rep: Reputation: 45
Old 12-10-2003, 02:02 PM   #5
Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Manistique, MI
Distribution: SUSE 12.1
Posts: 136

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks guys! No more hair pulling! rshaw, downloader for X looks promising I'll give have to give it a test drive.

Note: now giving downloader for X a test drive even as I speak , so far it works as advertised. Installation was easy and stright forward. A nice app for anybody looking for a gozilla type of downloader.

Last edited by Lindy; 12-10-2003 at 02:43 PM.
Old 12-15-2003, 10:48 PM   #6
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Rhode Island
Distribution: Debian, Gentoo
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
Originally posted by fancypiper
Specifically, wget -c <url of file>

-c=resume download
Double that with doing it from a screen session and you won't have to worry about accidentally closing the terminal, logging out of an SSH session, or X crashing.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
large file download problem sikkalgopal Linux - General 4 11-11-2005 08:52 PM
large file download problems jburford Linux - Newbie 5 09-09-2005 05:59 AM
Large Download handing, for FedoraDVD.iso gauntalus Linux - Software 8 10-13-2004 05:17 PM
large file download failure solution bpw DamnSmallLinux 0 03-02-2004 11:58 PM
vsftp large file download problem kmrob72 Linux - Networking 4 02-17-2004 05:46 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration