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Re: Wget use



On Sun, 2007-10-07 at 11:22 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> I decided to get the F7 live CD .iso file and use wget. I did the 
> first part using my web browser and I found a source for this file in
> CA which is as close as possible. I had to find a source that uses
> FTP. As the man pages say wget will only work with a FTP source. 

Incorrect, it also works with HTTP, and the man file says so, right in
the first paragraph:

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

Secondly, don't waste scads of some servers bandwidth downloading a huge
ISO file just to test resuming.  You only need to do a small test to see
that resuming does something (pick a smaller file, or don't download the
whole ISO).  When you restart the download, you'll see it either picking
up part way through, or starting again downloading a second file (with a
slightly different name than the first, so it doesn't overwrite it), if
it can't resume.

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