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Re: wget -c 'problem'

On 7/30/05, Stephen R Laniel <steve@laniels.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 30, 2005 at 03:22:52PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> > I am trying to download a 3GB DVD image (wget 'address'), which goes
> > well. But after it's interrupted, I can't continue the download (wget
> > -c 'address'). The continue option works only on smaller (<600MB)
> > images. Another thing is that wget displays that the image size is
> > unspecified. Does this have to do with my problem? Can you help?
> It's not clear from your post: are you downloading from a
> website or from an FTP site? In my experience, FTP sites are
> the only ones that don't specify the image size. I suspect
> FTP is going to have a hard time working with the '-c'
> option, but that's just a guess. If you're using FTP, try to
> find an HTTP alternate to the image you're downloading. If
> you're not using FTP, then I'm very wrong. :-)

I'm actually downloading from an HTTP site. I haven't checked how FTP
behaves though.

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