OT: Looking for the perfect background downloader

taxman taxman at acd.net
Thu Mar 27 19:09:02 PST 2003

On Thursday 27 March 2003 04:03 pm, Carlos Carnero wrote:
> 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".

nah, just put it in a cron job, or in the startup scripts.  I believe putting 
the proper command in rc.local would be what you're looking for.
see rc(8)
then just put the appropriate options too wget and you should be all good.


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