Last Updated: August 15, 2019
· seven1m

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 request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content
Length: 202038832 (193M), 68878307 (66M) remaining [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘’
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.