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I wonder if there is a tool that can resume broken downloads when the Ubuntu Software Center is downloading packages for software it features or shows.

For example I was downloading skype and by the time I had downloaded 12MB, the net link broke. Again I went to the Software Center and then began downloading skype from the start. So is there anything which can resume downloads that are interrupted?

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This seems to be a problem limited to the Software Center - command-line package managers support resuming interrupted downloads.

To install Skype via the command-line, open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install skype

Note: this assumes you have enabled the Canonical Partner Repository from within the Software Center.

Now if anything happens to your connection and it somehow gets interrupted - just rerun that command and it will continue downloading from where it left off.

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