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I want to see from the terminal what file I am downloading from Firefox or Chrome. Is there a way to monitor what files I am downloading from the terminal?

Note that I want to see this WHILE downloading it. A way to see what is being downloaded while doing the download.

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When you are downloading a file in Chrome you can go to the download directory and search for files that have the .crdownload postfix. After download is finished the file is being renamed and the postfix is removed.

In Firefox the mechanism is very similar and the extension .part is being added.

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It should be while downloading. Not after. I want to see what file I am downloading. Does not help, at least in my case if I want to see the file after I downloaded it. – Luis Alvarado Mar 13 '12 at 19:36
@Luis you should try this answer, it's correct. – Jorge Castro Mar 13 '12 at 20:10
I see the trick there. Thanks. – Luis Alvarado Mar 13 '12 at 21:14

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