I am really new to ubuntu and using 14.04 version. I have heard that Aria2 is one of the best download managers. How can I change the directory using terminal so that it can put the file on a specific hard drive after it finishes downloading?

  • possible duplicate of how to change directory?
    – s3lph
    Apr 13, 2015 at 22:55
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    @the_Seppi this question is not a duplicate at all. That is a global question this is application specific. Apr 13, 2015 at 23:54

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-d, --dir=

The directory to store the downloaded file.

This option is per download basis, you have to do this every time.

Alternatively, you can install uGet, http://uGetdm.com , which is a front-end to aria2. You can also ask for help on the uGet Forum, http://uGetdm.com/forum

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    I have tried using that command before and after a copied torrent link. But unfortunately I failed. If its not too much can you please show me a step by step process?
    – user397790
    Apr 14, 2015 at 8:48
  • A full command for a magnet link would be: aria2c -d /path/to/download/dir 'magnet:...'
    – OrigamiEye
    Oct 18, 2020 at 11:12

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