Thursday, 3 April 2014

aria2 is an HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent downloader for the command line

Downloading a file is usually very simple -- just point your browser at the appropriate URL, and wait -- so it’s hard to imagine why you might want to use a command line tool, instead. Take a look at the open source aria2, though, and you might change your mind. The cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Android) tool is extremely versatile, and downloads files via HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. Aria2 can open multiple connections to your target files, boosting download speeds. There’s support for validating downloads, resuming interrupted downloads, throttling your upload or download speeds, and setting user names and… [Continue Reading]



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