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Linux.com: Make Wget cater to your needs

Jan 13, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aleksey 'LXj' Alekseyev)

"Single-threaded downloading has its benefits, especially when Wget is concerned. Other download managers have internal databases to help them keep track of which parts of files are already downloaded. Wget gets this information simply by scanning a file's size. This means that Wget is able to continue downloading a file which another application started to download; most other download managers lack this feature. Usually I start by downloading a file with my browser, and if it is too large, I stop downloading and finish it later with Wget."

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