Large file support for wget under Unix.
As of 2004.11.13 the latest official version of
download files of size more than 2Gb. While development of large file support
in the official version of wget is underway, I could not wait and hacked
the code myself. I've succeeded in forcing wget to download correctly
large files by ftp via network which frequently drops connection.
Files to download
Patch with respect to CVS version of 2004.11.13
wget-LFS-20041113.tar.bz2 -- tarball of
the patched version.
- I've tested the patch under Linux, Sun and HP-UX.
- According to
David Coornaert wget when configured with switch --disable-LFS
works correctly with large files under Tru64 OS. So far, I do not know
whether this patched version will work correctly under Tru64 OS without
- The ftp server from which you are going to download the file
should support large files. Many ftp servers do not support it at all,
or do not support it by default.
- Your operating system and your file system should support files larger
- Web server Apache 2.0.50 and older does not support large files, for
this reason even patched wget is not able to retrieve large files.
So far, I know that only cherokee Web server provides limited large
Last update: 14-NOV-2004 09:24:05