I was trying to download a large iso (6,822,254,592 bytes). After 4,423,760,272 bytes (which is more than 4GB, so this isn't a simple 4GB limit problem) my network connection was interrupted for long enough to prevent wget from restarting automatically, so I tried to continue it. But although wget thinks it downloaded the rest of the file, it didn't actually change the file.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content Length: 6,822,254,592 (6.4G), 2,398,494,320 (2.2G) remaining [application/octet-stream] 100%[++++++++++++++++++++++============>] 6,822,254,592 205.39K/s ETA 00:00 18:13:09 (191.53 KB/s) - `InstallDVD.iso' saved [6822254592/6822254592] Q:\>dir Volume in drive Q is New Volume Volume Serial Number is F273-5A8A Directory of Q:\ 14/01/2011 22:23 4,423,760,272 InstallDVD.iso 1 File(s) 4,423,760,272 bytes
I'm using wget 1.10.2, in case this version is known to be buggy.
EDIT: s/resume/continue/g because it was unclear that's what I meant.