Topics: Networking, Red Hat / Linux

Wget: Resume a broken download

Wget is a utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies.

When downloading files using wget, you may experience that a download is interrupted, e.g. because of network and/or power related issues. Especially, when downloading large files, this may become problematic, because, when you re-issue the wget command to download a large file, it will start from the beginning again.

However... there is a "--continue" option available for wegt, to continue getting a partially downloade file. This is useful when you want to finish a download started by a previous instance of wget. Make sure you run the wget command with the --continue option in the same directory where the first download started.

For example:

# wget --continue

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