Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I was downloading a big file with wget, but the speed was very slow. How can I continue downloading this file with axel or aria2?

share|improve this question
    
It appears that aget -c OFFSET may work for you code.google.com/p/aget –  netvope Aug 29 '13 at 2:47

2 Answers 2

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Sorry, axel uses its own algorithm to split chunks and download them in parallel to one destination file. If you try with axel, it will overwrite the incomplete file and start from the beginning.

There isn't really a way to do this unless you manually (hex-editor, etc.) re-sort the incomplete file into the internal format used by Axel.

The same applies to aria2; it will also refuse to continue downloading an incomplete file not started with it. In that case, you would have to modify the filename.aria2 metadata somehow to trick aria2c into resuming the file...

share|improve this answer
    
oh Thanks, but, how about aria2? –  Milad Sobhkhiz Jul 7 '12 at 17:14
    
aria2 will also refuse to continue downloading an incomplete file not started with it. You would have to modify the filename.aria2 metadata somehow to trick aria2 into doing so... –  izx Jul 7 '12 at 17:22

Try aria2c -c url in the directory your partial file is located.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.