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I was mirroring a site but something happened and wget died. So I had to run it again but I realized that Last-modified header missing -- time-stamps turned off. was repeated so often in the output so I suspect wget is downloading already downloaded files what should I do?

Here is my original command:

wget -m -nc -p -E -k -np -e robots=off www.site.com

Here is my resuming command:

wget -m -c -p -E -k -np -e robots=off www.site.com
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-nc is --no-clobber while, -c is --continue. Is this what you intended?

However, it seems like the server doesn't support the If-Modified-Since header. That makes it harder for Wget to resume downloading. With the -c option, wget will still attempt to check if the file has been completely downloaded, but that again depends on the server's ability to handle Range: headers

We could help you more if atleast a part of Wget's output was shared. Preferably with the --debug switch enabled

  • But am I using the right options for continuing the interrupted mirror? I don't care if a few files will become corrupt – yukashima huksay Feb 9 '18 at 16:10
  • Seems like it, yes – darnir Feb 9 '18 at 18:56

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