View Full Version : [SOLVED] How to resume a WGET download? -c will not work.

August 4th, 2009, 07:13 AM
Okay, I am trying to download Sauerbraten for my Ubuntu. The download keeps timing out, so I thought I would try wget.

wget -r -np -c -U "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; nl; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040916" -e robots=off http://voxel.dl.sourceforge.net/project/sauerbraten/sauerbraten/2009_05_04/sauerbraten_2009_05_04_trooper_edition_linux.tar.b z2

Now, that command SHOULD work, right? Wrong. When the download times out, it starts me again at 0 Bytes. :( Obviously the server is telling my client the HTTP response 200, which is making the download start from 0, not 206 - Partial content.

"HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK"

So, help, how do I FORCE wget to resume the download, regardless of the HTTP code the server sends? Or is it impossible? The download keeps timing out at ~1%, so then it forces me to start at 0%. My Internet fails, but wget -c'ing stuff normally works, like for YouTube videos.

Thanks in advance.

August 4th, 2009, 07:25 AM
I really have no idea, as I mostly use curl instead of wget. Although, you can install Sauerbraten from the repositories here (apt:sauerbraten).

August 4th, 2009, 06:44 PM
Thanks for the reply. The version in the repos are outdated. And people at IRC told me I am so out of luck... if they server does not allow resuming downloads, then it won't work.

August 4th, 2009, 07:15 PM
Depends on server settings .. resume ability can be disabled ( by using various redirects and slot reservation ).

August 4th, 2009, 10:14 PM
you can find updated debs at getdeb it's in my sig.
also try the downloadthemall plugin for firefox