[wellylug] wget for big files

Jethro Carr jethro.carr at jethrocarr.com
Wed Mar 2 12:04:01 NZDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-03-02 at 12:02 +1300, Rob Collins wrote:
> Hi.
> I am planning on using wget -g to obtain the new Opensuse 11.4 to be
> released to public mirrors in just over a weeks time.  What is the
> general feeling on whether this is a good approach for downloading a
> large 4.7GB file?  I tried using firefox downthemall download manager
> in the past very often with broken/non resumable connection results.

hi Rob,

wget is one of the most reliable ways to do a download, it works
consistently and if a download is interrupted (eg due to network issues)
you can just resume with wget -c $url to continue the download.

Firefox's download manager is horrible by comparison....


Jethro Carr
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