[wellylug] wget for big files

Mark Foster blakjak at blakjak.net
Wed Mar 2 12:51:13 NZDT 2011

Hi Rob,
I'm curious to know what prompted you to post.  If something's available 
for HTTP download, and knowing that wget -c lets you resume downloads, 
unsure of anything else that would suggest there's a better way?


On Wed, 2 Mar 2011, 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.
> Am planning on using the citylink ftp server to download from and just don't 
> want to get to 95% downloaded and then connection unresumable frustrating 
> drama's.
> Thanks for any assistance.
> Rob Collins

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