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bug #62782: Cant resume mirror website using convert links with -c option. How to do it?

Submitter:  elias tsolis <estatistics>
Submitted:  Mon 18 Jul 2022 02:47:10 PM UTC
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  elias Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Operating System:  GNU/Linux
Reproducibility:  None Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  None
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  None
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Mon 18 Jul 2022 03:02:03 PM UTC, comment #1: 

It is a huge downside of wget that it cant resume mirror websites downloading.

It appears that wget developers refuse to make an offline url list cache for links / converted links that wget proceeds for whatever reason.

elias tsolis <estatistics>
Mon 18 Jul 2022 02:47:10 PM UTC, original submission:  

Using this command i try to mirror a website, but i had some interruptions (5-6), and tried to restart wget mirroring, but i saw that it is redownloading all files.
(40000+ files)

wget   --mirror  --page-requisites    --html-extension    --convert-links   -c   www.literotica.com/  2>&1 | tee -a wget_log

So what to do?

I have read in forums that --convert-links and -nc options are not working together.

I set all downloaded wget files (not directories) in linux read only. Didnt work. It stopt at first file (index.html). Probably, Convert links needs to access already downloaded files.

Questions / Requests

1) Why wget dont make a list of links that are converted therefore no need to rewrite-already downloaded files?
2) Why you dont have an explicit command to not rewrite downloaded already files even with convert-link option? What is the problem here? And to simply read already downloaded files without rewritting in whatever condition are these files?
- I suppose that it will be very simple the conversion from "https://www.exmaple.com" to "/home/".
So why it fails wget to proceed when i set already downloaded files to read only (not directories)?

What other options i have to continue mirroring with convert links without redownloading all files again?

I have seen this question so many times in stackoverflow, and all people says there is no solution.
It is so hard to apply a solution to that problem?

Elias Estatisticseu

elias tsolis <estatistics>


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