Tuesday, February 16, 2010

[Wget] [Tip]How to force to resume partially-downloaded file

it is funny, in iran there tons of sites that are blocked by government, and there are tens of forigen sites that block iranians to use their site.poor iranians have to use all diffrent kind of proxies and work-arrounds to get through reall internet. one of these sites is Sun, which doesnt let iranians to download virtualbox, and I want it so bad !

Today I used wget [an excellent terminal based download manager] to download the newest version of virtualbox , but as sun doesnt let iranians to download their Virtualbox, it stopped in 90% and I kept re-dowloading and the same thing happend.

Wget normally Automaticly resumes the partial downloaded file.
but in this case Sun websites gives a Random File Name each time you download it . [add some kind of ID]

to force wget to resme a download file in another name , I did this :

wget -O virtualbox-3.1_3.1.4-57640_Ubuntu_karmic_i386.deb -c http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.1.4/virtualbox-3.1_3.1.4-57640_Ubuntu_karmic_i386.deb


the -O forces the download file name in Output.
the -c forces wget to continue partial download
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