My laptop froze up in the middle of a (large) file copy from my desktop (over a simple LAN). The copy operation was about 2/3 complete when this happened and I was just wondering how (if at all) I can resume the copy operation from where it was interrupted.

I'm on OS X 10.6.6


Managed to do this using curl using the following command

curl -C - -O file:///Volumes/path/to/desktop/location/filename

where -C - tells curl to continue where it left off copying, and -O to use the same output file name as the source. You need to execute the command from the folder which contains the partially copied file.

  • I was moving the folder 5sc left disk connection interrupted i tried this and curl returns; curl: Remote file name has no length! Folder is grayed out and i can enter to the folder. Any suggestion? – siniradam Sep 28 '13 at 22:27

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