View Full Version : [all variants] How to pause downloads in terminal ?

November 24th, 2008, 01:43 PM
I have slow internet. So when I'm install big softwares I need pause downloads. Is there any way to pause ?

November 24th, 2008, 02:00 PM
Yes use wget with the -c option so -

wget http://file

To pause the download press Ctrl+C

To resume the download -

wget -c http://file

In the same directory of course.

November 24th, 2008, 02:01 PM
One way to do this is by using firefox download manager.

Find your app in here
At the bottom of the page is a link to show all. You can then use ctrl F to find your app if need be. Choose your app from the list. At the bottom of the page is the download version option 386 or x64. Then choose your mirror. Download dialog pops up to save the deb file.
This can now be paused and resumed.

Also up one level. http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/

[edit] more than one way eh