axel is a free open-source CLI download manager. It is similar to wget and curl but can also act as a download accelerator, fetching different pieces of the same file from different servers at once (or the same server at once, though this is often discouraged).

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How to create an Axel script with 8-download-sources option (for optional use with Firefox-Flashgot)?

I use Firefox as default and a part of its might - including Flashgot. - With that I like Axel. - Methinks that by default Axel uses 4 connections per download and I also think it is not recommended ...
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how to download a link in links using axel/curl?

shortly, how can I make lynx/links use axel/curl for downloading files that i want to store in my hard-disk?? Longley: I'm a server-manager and always used my ubuntu system and putty so i could ...
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What GUI are there for Axel or for other such downloaders that use multiple connections?

In order to enjoy my maximum download speed, I use and like Axel very much, but from time to time I download multiple files and having so many windows opened has some disadvantages. I use Axel with ...
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How to redirect to axel when downloading and converting it via video downloadhelper

How do I redirect my download in axel when I am downloading and converting it via Video Downloadhelper. In my currect setting in firefox, I downloaded Video DownloadHelper and Flashgot plugin. My ...
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download files with user name and password using axel downloader not accepting special characters like ; : < >

When I download files with user name and password using axel downloader it will download. Working Example axel.exe http://mathanraj:78tyu@xxxx.com/xxx.zip (no probleam) but the problem is if ...
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Use axel in apt-fast instead of aria2

I have installed apt-fast, but I only get aria2 downloader and nothing else. I like to use axel, and have installed it too, but I cannot use it for apt-fast. I also tried: $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
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HTTP/1.1 504 Connection refused

I have a problem with internet in terminal, ubuntu 12.10. I try to download a file by axel but i got an error: HTTP/1.1 504 Connect to [URL]:80 failed: Connection refused It's happen after I remove ...
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Can I make a downloaded file's folder be opened after Axel ended its job?

I prefer using Axel in Firefox through Flashgot but didn't yet make it the default, and keep it just for bigger files, because I cannot easily open the download folder as I can in the normal Firefox ...
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Is it possible to accelerate downloads in Synaptic Manager?

In Terminal that is possible by using apt-fast (using Axel). But is it possible to put to work Axel and apt-fast in Synaptic Manager? I found this suggestion, but I would not attempt it without the ...
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Why cannot see Axel window?

I have installed axel and set it to get my firefox downloads through flashgot. It works but the Axel window is not visible - so cannot know when the download starts and ends, its speed etc. I have ...