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Old 12-24-2006, 11:55 PM   #1
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any good download managers for linux?


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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.
 
Old 12-25-2006, 12:17 AM   #2
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kget is there in kde.
It can satisfy our download needs.
 
Old 12-25-2006, 12:32 AM   #3
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kget is just a frontend to wget! and its a classical download manager NOT a multithreaded one
 
Old 12-25-2006, 02:58 AM   #4
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what do you mean by multi threaded downloading?
kget can simultaniously download more files.
 
Old 12-25-2006, 03:07 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 12-25-2006, 03:47 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 01:56 AM   #7
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also wxdFast, Multiget(flashget clone) and DownThemAll(firefox extension), Aria.
I use d4x and I'm pleased
 
Old 12-26-2006, 02:42 AM   #8
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there is also axel (text based)
 
  


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