Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th May 2013 12:24 UTC
Linux "Today I pushed out a new ISO of my Wayland Live CD project, which is named for my favorite celebrity. For this new Wayland CD, I wrote a new login manager with Bash and Zenity and Expect (and Script) that fully runs on a Wayland server (weston). Now X is no longer involved in the boot process, and X does not start, (unless you use an X application with xwayland), because I replaced LightDM with the new loginmanager."
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RE: No Torrent?
by moondevil on Sun 26th May 2013 16:52 UTC in reply to "No Torrent?"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Download managers?

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RE[2]: No Torrent?
by Fergy on Sun 26th May 2013 19:01 in reply to "RE: No Torrent?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Download managers?

I know Firefox can resume a download.

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RE[3]: No Torrent?
by panzi on Sun 26th May 2013 21:14 in reply to "RE[2]: No Torrent?"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

This assumes that the server supports range requests. While these days all major and a lot of minor web servers support this, using a better protocol (like bittorrent) that has this as a central feature is IMHO a better solution.

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RE[3]: No Torrent?
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 27th May 2013 00:12 in reply to "RE[2]: No Torrent?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"Download managers?

I know Firefox can resume a download.
"

In theory, it can. In practice, I've found more often than not that Firefox will just restart a partial download from the beginning when I try to resume.

Since I've come to expect that, I usually make a duplicate of the .part file before trying to resume in Firefox - so when it almost-invariably fails to resume the transfer, I can just copy the download URL and resume the transfer using wget with the -c option (which has almost always worked IME).

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RE[3]: No Torrent?
by Neolander on Mon 27th May 2013 06:58 in reply to "RE[2]: No Torrent?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

"Download managers?"

I know Firefox can resume a download.

As far as I remember, this has never worked with failed downloads: you can only start over from the very beginning, even if the server does support resume.

Firefox' DownThemAll extension does it right, though.

Edited 2013-05-27 06:59 UTC

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RE[2]: No Torrent?
by lucas_maximus on Mon 27th May 2013 09:52 in reply to "RE: No Torrent?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

To be fair I prefer using Bitorrent when getting disc images just because it does some parity checking of some sort.

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RE[3]: No Torrent?
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 29th May 2013 17:25 in reply to "RE[2]: No Torrent?"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

md5sum -c [checksums.md5]
sha1sum -c [checksums.sha1]
sha256sum -c [checksums.sha256]
sha512sum -c [checksums.sha512]
...

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