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multi-plowdown.py ----------------- multi-plowdown.py is a plowdown (http://code.google.com/p/plowshare/) launcher for hosts where multiple IP interfaces are available for download. When starting a download one thread per interface is launched and download URLs are distributed to those threads. This allows you to considerably decrease the waiting time, e.g., if you have 6 interfaces and you want to download 12 files from a filehoster, you effectively only have to wait once in the delay loop of the filehoster. usage: multi-plowdown.py [-h] regexp urls [urls ...] regexp: Regexp specifying the used network interfaces. E.g., if you are on a Linux virtual server and want to use all available venet0:0, venet0:1, venet0:2, etc. interfaces, you would use '^venet0:.*' as regexp. urls: List of URLs to download. If you want to store the URLs in a file instead of giving them on the command line use xargs(1) for this. multi-plowdown.py currently requires the 'argparse' module from a Python 2.7 installation. However, if you use an older Python version you can just copy argparse.py from a newer Python installation. In addition, the get_interfaces() method used to retrieve the available interfaces currently only works on Linux. If you want support for other systems such as *BSD I'm happily accepting patches. license: Some code has been copied from http://code.activestate.com/recipes/439093-get-names-of-all-up-network-interfaces-linux-only/ - this code is under the copyright of the respective authors. The remainder of the code written by me can be considered public domain. author: Guenther Starnberger <guenther AT starnberger DOT name>