View Full Version : Is there a wget resume equivalent program?

August 8th, 2009, 02:42 AM
I have this crappy unreliable wireless connection. Oftentimes when I'm doing a continuous large download -- like a source project, the wireless connection hangs. If I'm using wget -- that means restarting the entire download. Is there a way to have wget or some such program be able to resume a download without having to start from scratch?

August 8th, 2009, 02:44 AM
I would LOVE that also.

August 8th, 2009, 02:47 AM
I wanted to download some podcasts from isc.sans.org last night. I kept getting a message saying that the connection was terminated (or something like that) before the downloads had completed.

I thought this was a wget issue, but after I tried doing the same via the browser, I kept getting the same result.

(I eventually got the podcasts I wanted via wget after a few hours).

A resume function would be well handy :)

August 8th, 2009, 02:54 AM
wget -c path-to-file ?

you also might try Gwget or Kget.

August 8th, 2009, 02:59 AM
wget -c path-to-file ?

you also might try Gwget or Kget.

When in doubt, read the manual, eh? :)

Thanks for pointing this out.

Am trying the -c switch now, but the downloads seem to be working perfectly :D