21

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 "+"?

28

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.

  • 2
    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 '14 at 11:55
  • 1
    This illustrates a terrific way of downloading outside of unreliable browsers like Firefox – readyready15728 May 17 '18 at 1:32

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.