Its just that kind of day, nothing just works. I need to get this huge source pack and the Internet connection is acting up again. I have long since given any hope of ISP fixing the connection timeouts and total connection failures.
So, the wget program grabbing the file from the Internet running in background sputters after 20 or so tries and gives up. This calls for extreme measures.
$ wget -t 0 -c http://examplesite.com/pub/xxxx.bz2
The -t ( --tries ) set to 0 (zero) which means it keeps on trying infinitely until the hell freezes over. And -c ( --continue ) is to continue grabbing the half downloaded file.