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I am trying to download a 22gb file over a slow vpn connection. The file is not hosted so what I did was just "connect to remote server" via Ubuntu, navigate to the directory where the file is and copy and paste it into my file system.

Unfortunately I was not able to download the file because the connection conked out. I was wondering if there was some sort of download manager that would enable me to copy the file I want and if the connection goes out again just resume.

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"connect to remote server" could be FTP, but FTP SHOULD support resuming with a proper client – Journeyman Geek Oct 27 '10 at 13:27
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Many swear by wget.

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wget -c specifically . I'm partial to axel myself, but every system has wget. – Journeyman Geek Oct 27 '10 at 13:26

You can try flashgot for Firefox: http://flashgot.net/features
There's kget if you use KDE
Or MultiGet http://multiget.sourceforge.net/
And Downloader 4 X aka d4x if you find it
Theses are graphical tools, otherwise wget is your friend, you can even continue an interrupted download!

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does multiget and flashgot continue interrupted downloads? – Jeune Oct 27 '10 at 15:16

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