Bad file descriptor

Lena Janssen
  • 12 Jan '21


When trying to download snapshot 60 from Illustris-1, I am getting a "bad file descriptor" error. Is there an issue with the server? I am using this wget:
wget -nd -nc -nv -e robots=off -l 1 -r -A hdf5 --content-disposition --header="API-Key:" ""

I get the following error message when changing -nv with -v:
wget -nd -nc -v -e robots=off -l 1 -r -A hdf5 --content-disposition --header="API-Key:" ""
URL transformed to HTTPS due to an HSTS policy
--2021-01-12 12:10:24--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 100203 (98K) [text/html]
index.html?format=api.tmp: Bad file descriptor

Cannot write to ‘index.html?format=api.tmp’ (Bad file descriptor).

Any help would be appreciated!

Dylan Nelson
  • 14 Jan '21

Hi Lena,

I suspect this error message refers to your local computer actually. I have sometimes seen this when I am trying to save a file to a location which is full, or I have exceeded my quota, or where I don't have write permissions.

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