I had been having an issue getting a file from a central server halfway across the world and it kept failing every 5 minutes.
To remedy this I put a curl command inside a while loop and made it keep attempting to download the file until it successfully downloaded.
As a result, I came up with the below script, and it worked very nicely:
URL_TO_DOWNLOAD_FROM="http://URL.COM/download.zip" FINAL_FILE_NAME="MyFile.zip" EXIT_CODE=1 while [ $EXIT_CODE -ne 0 ] do echo "Downloading File - $FINAL_FILE_NAME from $URL_TO_DOWNLOAD_FROM ..." rm -Rf $FINAL_FILE_NAME curl $URL_TO_DOWNLOAD_FROM --output $FINAL_FILE_NAME EXIT_CODE=$? if [ $EXIT_CODE -ne 0 ]; then echo "Download Failed! Retrying..." fi done if [ $EXIT_CODE -eq 0 ]; then echo "Download Finished!" fi