Running wget in background with continue

Prevent Failed Downloads w/ wget

wget seems to have two options if you need to remotely download a file from an http(s) website.

nohup wget -c -q 'https://domain/path/to/url/file.tar.gz &
  • nohup - run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty: essentially this just prevents the command from ignoring ‘hangup’ signals and continue running.
  • -c = Attempt to continue the download.
  • -q = suppres wget’s terminal output.
  • & = put the job in the background.