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Download heavyweight files with axel, if available #108

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sgtpep opened this Issue Dec 27, 2012 · 1 comment

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sgtpep commented Dec 27, 2012

There is a nice downloader, axel http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/axel. It can significantly increase download speed with multipart downloading (for example, 10 connections axel -n10 -o $path $url).

I modified ievms.sh script a bit to download rar files with it, and so I was able to download them at my maximum speed.

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xdissent commented Jun 21, 2013

Axel only downloads in parallel if the server supports range requests, which the modern.IE servers do not. Sorry, but thank you for the suggestion!

@xdissent xdissent closed this Jun 21, 2013

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