Monday, 11 June 2012

Download using Axel from commandline

Axel is a command-line downloader for unix-like operating systems. Unlike wget, axel includes download acceleration, whicThis program tries to accelerate the downloading process by using multiple connections for one file.

# sudo apt-get install axel

# yum install axel

You can also specify a speed (bytes per sec) for axel so that it will not eat up all your bandwidth.

$ axel -s 5242880

  Limit a number of connection
You can also specify number of connection you want to open. For example open 3 connections for downloading:

$ axel -n 3 -s 5242880

# axel -n40

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