[clug] Idle thought: can I migrate processes from a high-power to a low-power system?

Peter Barker pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Wed Mar 6 02:06:41 MST 2013

On Wed, 6 Mar 2013, Scott Ferguson wrote:

> <snipped>
>>  but insert "-r" (resume)
> Should be:-
> but insert "-c" (continue)
> (as Hal suggested)
> not "-r" *(recurse)*
> You can also use aria2c to continue the download, many switches are the
> same as for wget with the added advantage that you can add additional
> sources and protocols (ftp, bittorrent etc).

For the specific task of downloading files, some ADSL modems/routers have 
features allowing a machine behind it* to initiate a download on the modem 
- via browser plugins and the like, I think.  Download can continue when 
you turn your desktop machine off and is tranfered onto the desktop 
machine later.

Never played with them myself.  Almost certainly Windows-only; just 
pointing out that others have attacked this specific problem (and that the 
OP almost certainly has an ADSL modem/router ;-)

Peter Barker                          |   Programmer,Sysadmin,Geek.
pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au	      |   You need a bigger hammer.
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(*) and presumably any other machine in the internet, given most 
firmware security ;-)

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