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Is there a download manager that can open multiple connections to the specified URL and download part files only to join the files later and present it as one single file?

I know about wget, but as far as i know, it opens a single connection to download. (Though can resume a interrupted download)

Is there such a download manager or a command line tool available?

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Yes, there is. Run the following commands to install:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aria2

Use aria2 basically just like wget. I believe the default number of connections is 4 but you can change this by using the -x flag followed by the number of connections you would like to make. For example, to make 8 connections:

aria2c -x 8 http://www.example.com/example.file

click here for more info


Also, you can use the DownThemAll extension for firefox.

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    Thanks a lot :) . This is precisely what I was looking for. I dunno why it didn't show on google top results when it was readily available. – Nikhil Sahu Jun 29 '15 at 17:52
  • Downloaded 300Mb file in 1 min, when with browser it showed me 1 hour! Thank you! – Kostanos Mar 15 at 5:51
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In addition to aria2, there is uGet which has a GUI as well as command line options.

Run the following commands to install uGet:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install uget

It can also use aria2 as a backend engine if you want.

http://uGetdm.com

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    any idea how to setup multiple different mirrors on uGet? I mean, what separator to use as it is a simple text field. – Aquarius Power Aug 2 at 21:44
  • @AquariusPower On a side note: I just checked and uget is now available on 18.04 without a ppa through the Universe repository. You just have to enable the Universe repository in your software settings. – mchid Aug 3 at 2:26
  • @mchid uGet has been in the Ubuntu repos for over a decade :D We suggest the PPA solely because it gets updates when they are released, where as the Ubuntu Repo versions only when Ubuntu makes full updates of their system every 6 months. LTS versions of Ubuntu never get updates of uGet because it is not under our control so we have no choice in that. – Michael Tunnell Aug 4 at 13:11
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    @Aquarius Power you can use multiple mirrors with a comma ( , ) separator – Michael Tunnell Aug 4 at 13:12

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