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How to download a large file with a shaky internet connection, the 1337 way.

How to download a large file with a shaky internet connection, the 1337 way.

When traveling, the availability of a solid connection isn’t always reliable.  Or sometimes the file is so large and you are in transit you need to chip away at the download each time you find bits of access.

Some browser download managers might support resume, but as of writing, Google Chrome does NOT.  pitiful, Chrome, I love you, but pitiful.

So, recourse is to find some other download manager that supports resume?  Not quite.  That is if you’re using a proper OS.  Any OS with wget is what you need.

2 steps:

1st make sure the webserver supports the HTTP range header(most will)

curl -I <theurltothefile.iso>

2nd wget that badboy

wget <theurltothefile.iso>

and after the download gets interrupted and you need to resume

wget -c <theurltothefile.iso>

fin.

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