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Transfer your download from Firefox to wget

2009 December 27
by Hardik Dalwadi

Hi,

I have to test  Pre-released Netbook with Ubuntu Netbook Remix (9.04), Now it’s known as Ubuntu Netbook Edition, that’s different story. So in hurry i started my download in Firefox. It was fine for me. But suddenly my friend called me to go for 3 Idiots, So i opened www.bookmyshow.com to book the ticket, but found very slow speed due to UNR download.  So i stopped it, booked ticket for 3 idiots, Bingo!!!

But, i have to also resume my old UNR download. Opps!!! When i pressed “Resume” button on Firefox Download Manager, It has thrown some error, i was not bothered about it, because it’s common for me. But this time i was more excited about to solve that problem. Just got the access of /bin/bash in mood of some hacking / shacking ;).

Here is  my  code snap shot”

person@CANONICAL-DESK:~/Downloads$ ls -ltr
total 1462988

-rw——- 1 person person         0 2009-12-27 12:38 ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img
-rw——- 1 person person 249075955 2009-12-27 13:05 ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img.part
person@CANONICAL-DESK:~/Downloads$ mv ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img.part ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img
person@CANONICAL-DESK:~/Downloads$ wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/jaunty/ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img -c
–2009-12-27 13:11:04–  http://releases.ubuntu.com/jaunty/ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img
Resolving releases.ubuntu.com… 91.189.88.32, 2001:6b0:e:2018::173, 2001:7b8:3:37::21:1
Connecting to releases.ubuntu.com|91.189.88.32|:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 206 Partial Content
Length: 992837632 (947M), 743761677 (709M) remaining [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img’

100%[+++++++++=========>] 99,28,37,632 88.2K/s   in 55m 13s

2009-12-27 14:06:19 (219 KB/s) – `ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img’ saved [992837632/992837632]

person@CANONICAL-DESK:~/Downloads$ ^C

I hope you would  have got my so called “Hack / Shack”.  That was so straight, not more then 10 seconds :). Anybody can test it for me, if we restart the machine? Are we able to start the download with same hack? Next lesson for you…

Now, time for 3 Idiots 😉

:wq

Hardik Dalwadi

2 Responses leave one →
  1. cutiyar permalink
    October 18, 2010

    iam not understanding these code pleasee explain it step by step , thank u

  2. October 19, 2010

    @ Cutiyar,

    Move your half done download.
    mv ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img.part ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img

    Start it again from CLI (Comman Line Interface) with download link
    wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/jaunty/ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img -c

    Hope that helps…

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