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Re: [Bug-wget] Can resume aborted downloads, using REST and RANGE

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Can resume aborted downloads, using REST and RANGE
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:36:55 +0200
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Sergi Anastasia <address@hidden> writes:

> what does "REST and RANGE" mean?  an option or an cron option or an app?

it is a HTTP feature that allows clients to request only a part of a
resource.  E.g. you've already downloaded 90Mb of a 100Mb file and your
connection drops, with a Range request (and assuming the server supports
it) you can request only the remaining 10Mb in your next attempt.

You can ask wget to use a range request with the -c option and using an
existing file.  The development version of wget offers a new --start-pos
option, if you would like to specify the range by yourself.

If you need more details about this HTTP feature:



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