Hardy Heron for the eeepc

Owen Townend owen.townend at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 06:11:52 BST 2008

2008/9/29 JeanW <jeanweber at gmail.com>:
> :-)
> Yes, and I do often d/l at night. But the gremlins have a nasty habit
> of disrupting the d/l in various creative ways, so I leave it
> unattended only as a last resort.
> At least I no longer have a cat to sneak into the room when I'm not
> looking and curl up on the nice warm keys of the laptop and completely
> bugger up the d/l. ;-)
> --Jean

'ctrl-alt-l' locks the session in Ubuntu and helps protect against
feline felons :)
'win-l' does the same in windows.

As to the interupted downloads...
If `wget -c -t0` isn't sufficient then a simple script would probably
suffice as a brute download manager:

STATUS=-1      # non-zero for not done
until [ ${STATUS} -eq 0 ] # keep trying till it's done
do wget -c $@  # pass through arguments to wget
STATUS=$?     # save the exit status
sleep 1            # helps stop thrashing if there's a real issue
exit ${STATUS}

Basic, but should work...

Hope this helps,

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