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downloading

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2013, 07:34
by Maroman
the simplest, the best. I want to pay your attention on a simple way of downloading files. I'm using this method extensively for direct downloading isos. command wget with parameter c, namely (for Point)
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wget -c http://download.pointlinux.org/pointlinux-mate-full-2.2-64.iso

using wget you can interrupt and start downloading any time. if a part was previously downloaded wget adds the rest. how to get address? just use (for example) 'copy link address' firefox submenu.

moreover, wget can be used for fixing a corrupted iso file - see info here http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/fixing_a_corrupted_iso.html (once I downloaded file with bad hash sum but wget didn't help. then I used bittorrent and fixed download, however I had to download 80% of the file. from time to time even fish sings :D )

cheers,

Re: downloading

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2013, 11:17
by drum
^great tip Maroman, i use this extension in firefox: http://www.downthemall.net/ works also great :wink:

Re: downloading

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2013, 11:42
by Pry
Maroman wrote:the simplest, the best.

This is certainly the simplest but not the fastest method as you download from the main Point Linux server in this case which is definitely slower than Yandex or other servers present. You'll have to start downloading from the Point Linux Downloads page to switch to the closest (and assumingly fastest) server.

Re: downloading

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2013, 11:53
by Maroman
well, I planed to write on dTA in next tip. ok. it works good but a few times I was a bit disappointed when after 2GB downloading it started from the beginning. wget (imho) is more robust especially when connection is weak, I'm using mobile internet and all is very wavy. in difficult situations I've had no problems with wget and a few with dTA. moreover you can switch off and then start without loose of any bit. I've been using different downloaders (ftp, bittorrent, ff addson) but now think wget is simply the best :good: . it's pity I don't know solution how to start downloading on exact time (of course I can stop using shutdown command). it would be very useful.
if you don't mind I want to recommend another downloader. uget can be found in Debian repos, works great and additionally there is scheduler. downloading days and hours can be easily defined.

cheers,

Re: downloading

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2013, 15:25
by drum
uGet, the Best Download Manager for Linux.
uGet is an Open Source download manager application for GNU/Linux developed with GTK+, which also comes packaged as a portable Windows app.
uGet uses very few resources while at the same time packs an unparalleled powerful feature set. These features include a Queue, Pause/Resume, Multi-Connection (with adaptive segment management), Mirrors (multi-source), Multi-Protocol, Advanced Categorization, Clipboard Monitor, Batch Downloads, Individualized Category Default Settings, Speed Limiting, Total Active Downloads Control, and so much more!
For the full Features list go to http://ugetdm.com/features
- Quick Links -
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Gallery: http://ugetdm.com/gallery
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uGet - Download Manager Web Site: http://ugetdm.com/

Re: downloading

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2013, 15:56
by Maroman
uget might be a front end to aria2 download utility. but aria2 itself is good and very sophisticated downloader. One utility for downloading in almost all protocols (http, ftp, torrent and so on). very customizable (config, input file, options), however number of possible options and configurations is so great that's easy to get headache.

cheers,