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wget to rescue

Posted on: August 24, 2009

How often has your download stopped after 99% of download while downloading from Firefox just because your internet connection was lost for a moment or because there was no space in your partition? And you must have sweared in anger but restarted the whole download. Well you dont have to do it any longer as wget is there to rescue your downloads.

Everyone must have known wget’s feature to download a partially downloaded file. Well you will be shocked to know that wget can download the partially downloaded file even if it was downloaded using Firefox.

Firefox downloaded usually downloads the file in .part. So all you have to do is rename the .part file to the actual file name.
Then run the command:
wget -c “link of the server from which it was downloading”

Thats it and wget will resume your download as if your internet connection was not lost at all.


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