Micah Cowan wrote:

> Actually, I'll have to confirm this, but I think that current Wget will
> re-download it, but not overwrite the current content, until it arrives
> at some content corresponding to bytes beyond the current content.
> I need to investigate further to see if this change was somehow
> intentional (though I can't imagine what the reasoning would be); if I
> don't find a good reason not to, I'll revert this behavior.

One reason to keep the current behavior is to retain all of the existing
content in the event of another partial download that is shorter than the
previous one. However, I think that only makes sense if wget is comparing
the new content with what is already on disk.


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