Continue a download with wget

 · 1 min · torgeir

When you started a download with `wget`, but you don't have time for it to complete.

Terminal Wget

You could always launch tmux, start it wget <url>, detach with C-b d. And come back a later time and reattach with tmux a.

But what if you don’t plan on keeping your computer turned on, and you don’t have a server around? Like if you needed a single bios update file from this insanely huge bundle of all intel motherboard bios updates and downloads++ previously on - that they for some reason pulled from their web site 1 ?

Just cancel it with C-c. And restart it later from the same directory you started downloading it to, with the -c flag

wget -c <url>

Great stuff.