I got historic house prices in UK from: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/price-paid-data-downloads

I ran the link for all historic house prices:

wget http://prod.publicdata.landregistry.gov.uk.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pp-complete.csv -P /dbfs/FileStore/tables

to download the file.

I tried multiple times, and get a small file, 7MB:

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The webpage says it is 4GB:

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Any suggestions what I can be doing wrong?

  • I have tried the same command and have got 473MiB of the file so far. Please check your network connection.
    – Melebius
    Sep 25, 2019 at 10:36

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Should that:

wget -P <path> <URL>

Your case:

wget -P /dbfs/FileStore/tables http://prod.publicdata.landregistry.gov.uk.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pp-complete.csv

More detail: wget


wget -P /dbfs/FileStore/tables  --no-check-certificate --no-proxy http://prod.publicdata.landregistry.gov.uk.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pp-complete.csv
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    Actually, same issue:2019-09-25 09:29:57 (9.30 MB/s) - ‘/dbfs/FileStore/tables/pp-complete.csv.4’ saved [4301888603/4301888603] was what wget returned, but when I ran the ls -l, -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6921307 Sep 25 09:30 pp-complete.csv.4
    – frank
    Sep 25, 2019 at 9:44
  • Do you have enough free space in your directory? Try to continue downloading : wget -c prod.publicdata.landregistry.gov.uk.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazon… in the same directory you were during the original download.
    – N. Bien
    Sep 25, 2019 at 10:37
  • as downloading, I got this error: *** WARNING: skipped 2928116 bytes of output *** . The number corresponds to the missing data. Very odd
    – frank
    Sep 25, 2019 at 14:52
  • @alex Please edit your question to reflect all the details you posted in comments. It helps to keep our Q&A style tidy and could also bring more attention since an edited question gets bounced on the homepage. See also How do comments work?
    – Melebius
    Sep 26, 2019 at 6:25
  • I downloaded this file in Chrome browser and get complete file: -rw-r--r-- 1 biennt biennt 4301888603 Thg 9 26 16:46 pp-complete.csv . So weird!Try clone this repo: URL and run: ./gdown.pl https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zmp3tf3g1kaMpG949iIFQjZqvLOFJlrr/edit pp-complete.csv
    – N. Bien
    Sep 26, 2019 at 11:10

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