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I want to mirror all files for example KDEs to local directory. I used

$ wget -m -P ./kde

But after a while it broke. To continue I added -c option and tried again. As :

$ wget -c -m -P ./kde

But got the following error (I get error in second time I tried if it downloaded index.html previously):

Saving to: './kde/'

[ <=> ] 0 --.-K/s in 0s

Cannot write to './kde/' (Success). Converted 0 files in 0 seconds.

And downloading breaks again at this point. How should I continue a wget mirroring?

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Are you sure you have enough disk space in there ? df -h . –  Slyx Feb 4 '14 at 5:08
@Slyx: Yes: 99G 49G 45G 52% /home –  Mohammad Etemaddar Feb 4 '14 at 5:33

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It seems to be caused by a bug in wget that makes it fail on long URLs, or on writing to file names it had derived from long ursl.

See wget starts downloading then stops “cannot write to”

This but looks related, for example: bug #21714: File name too long

The problem may be solved already in the current version of wget - let us know the version you use if it still exists.

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Thanks for your detailed answer. I'm using version 1.14; I will update to newer version and then report in short while. Thanks. –  Mohammad Etemaddar Aug 27 '14 at 9:57

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