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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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Continue a partial download with wget

Ever tried to download a large file on a spotty wifi connection, only to see your browser stop half way?

Old skool* unix tool wget to the rescue!

wget -c http://example.com/file.zip

-clip-
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 202038832 (193M), 68878307 (66M) remaining [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘file.zip’
77% [++++++++++++++++++++++===============>                      ]

Just make sure you're in the directory where your partial file download already exists, and pass the -c flag which means "continue."

*OK, so apparently it's not that old.