Looking for the perfect background downloader

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Thu Mar 27 13:42:09 PST 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carlos Carnero" <zopewiz at yahoo.com>
To: "FreeBSD Questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 1:03 PM
Subject: OT: Looking for the perfect background downloader

> Hello,
> (sorry for the OT but I really don't know of a better
> place for my enquiry. Really)
> I'm looking for a little program to help me download
> files across extremely unreliable links and/or
> unstable systems. I'd like something to keep trying
> until the file is downloaded, or until h3ll freezes
> over.
> Since the link and the downloading workstation
> (FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE-pX) are unstable (for instance,
> unplanned power failures) the proggy should
> automatically resume the transfer on reboot. I think
> that rules out wget since I need something
> "daemonizable".
> Do you guys & gals know of such a beast?

wget in the ports tree may be helpful.  There are probably others as well.



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