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irfanhab 12-24-2006 11:55 PM

any good download managers for linux?
 
Hi,

I've been using linux for a long time, however I've never come across good download managers, of the caliber of Flashget, Internet Download Manager, Download Accelerator (all Windows). They allow you to download things a lot faster by setting up multiple threads each of which is downloading a subset of the files.

However in linux, wget & co, do not have this capability that's why they are way slower than the above mentioned download managers. So any download manager in linux that can perform multi-threaded downloads? If not than I plan to build one.

tshrinivasan 12-25-2006 12:17 AM

kget is there in kde.
It can satisfy our download needs.

irfanhab 12-25-2006 12:32 AM

kget is just a frontend to wget! and its a classical download manager NOT a multithreaded one

tshrinivasan 12-25-2006 02:58 AM

what do you mean by multi threaded downloading?
kget can simultaniously download more files.

irfanhab 12-25-2006 03:07 AM

I mean a download manager which can simultaneously download chunks of the SAME file. It's really useful for large files 3gb+, and it a lot more faster than a single instance download a file.

runnerfrog 12-25-2006 03:47 AM

Quote:

Posted by irfanhab:
So any download manager in linux that can perform multi-threaded downloads? If not than I plan to build one.
d4x and prozilla (it has a GUI too: prozillagui, but personally prefer the textmode one), both let you choose how many threads you want to start, one to... don't remember, infinite surely not.

tallman19 12-26-2006 01:56 AM

also wxdFast, Multiget(flashget clone) and DownThemAll(firefox extension), Aria.
I use d4x and I'm pleased ;)

heema 12-26-2006 02:42 AM

there is also axel (text based)


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