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- Where $URL is the URL of the file.
- Replace the $2 by $3 at the end to get a human-readable size.
Credits to svanberg @ ArchLinux forums for original idea.
Edit: Replaced command with better version by FRUiT. (removed unnecessary grep)
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Downloads the entire file, but http servers don't always provide the optional 'Content-Length:' header, and ftp/gopher/dict/etc servers don't provide a filesize header at all.
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