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I'm downloading with wget using a slow link.
Sometimes the progress bar looks like this:

15% [+++++++++++++++===>          ] 10,582,848  --.-K/s   in 82s   

What is the meanig of "+"?

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Usually, we see that when we have stopped a download and the continued/resumed with it again. That way, we are downloading only portion which has not been downloaded already.

This happens when you use the -c switch. For example

$ wget https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/serverguide.pdf
53% [=======================>                       ] 531,834      444KB/s

And then continuing with below command

$ wget -c https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/serverguide.pdf
100%[++++++++++++++++++++++++======================>] 996,759      326KB/s   in 1.3s   

Hope,this clarifies your doubt.

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That's right. my situation is I have unstable connection so when the download stop and start each it show previous part with + –  amir jj Aug 20 at 11:55

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