[Bug] wget and files >2GB

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) BBuchbinder@niaid.nih.gov
Fri Jul 30 23:23:00 GMT 2004


One possibility:  Try a native Windows tool.  Internet Explorer or the ftp
that comes with Windows might be able to handle it.  There are other free
(as in $0, not necessarily OS) possibilities.

As much as one might like to use open source tools that one is familiar
with, sometimes it may be more practical to use a Windows tool that one has
or can get.


At Friday, July 30, 2004 5:30 PM, Max Bowsher wrote:
> Hack Kampbjorn wrote:
>> Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> On attempting to wget a DVD image, wget ended the transfer at 2GB.
>>> Could the maintainer look into this, please?
>> No, I cannot wget has never supported 2 Gbyte files.
> Thanks for the info, I was not aware of this.
>> Some Linux distributions
>> have written their own Large File support, but never in a portable
>> way. You are welcome to submit a patch to the wget list.
> I'll look into this.
> Max.

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