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I am cloning firmware source using git clone but during the operation my Internet connection went down. I immediately restored the connection, but now the git clone process is hanging.

Can I kill this clone process and start it again? Since a lot of data has already been fetched, will the new git clone resume with the unfetched data?

I don't want to lose my previously fetched data in the process of a new git clone.

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Unfortunately, git doesn't (yet)1 support interrupting and resuming clone or fetch operations.

See these answers:
Does git-clone have resume capability?,
pause git clone and resume later?,
How to resume a git pull/clone after a hung up unexpectedly?

1: This was proposed to be implemented during Google's Summer of Code 2009, but apparently they never saw it through.

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