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Download Manager ?

aliyous

New Member
Hey guys

is Xtreme Download Manager any good ? and should any average linux user know how to downlaod and install it ?
 
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captain-sensible

Well-Known Member
well :
bash-5.0# slpkg -t sbo xdman
Resolving dependencies... Done


+=============================
| Package xdman dependencies :
+=============================
\
+---[ Tree of dependencies ]
|
+--1: jdk
|
+--2: p7zip

bash-5.0#
well let you know i could do with a better downloader so will let you know
 

aliyous

New Member
well :
bash-5.0# slpkg -t sbo xdman
Resolving dependencies... Done


+=============================
| Package xdman dependencies :
+=============================
\
+---[ Tree of dependencies ]
|
+--1: jdk
|
+--2: p7zip

bash-5.0#
well let you know i could do with a better downloader so will let you know
hey man what should i read/learn to understand the things you just said ?! xD
 

Condobloke

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captain-sensible

Well-Known Member
A Linux distro comes with default software.each distro stores extra software at a repository.so to get Xtreme download or its equivalent you just need to search your repo. Now each software package relies on "helper" support ING software.its worth having a look to see what that is.for you it depends on your distro and their package management system
 

Tolkem

Active Member
IMHO, I've never found any download manager to be of any use. I use old good and reliable wget and aria2 for torrents, that's it; simple and efficient. Just my 2 cents. Wget should be already installed on your distro which BTW you haven't mentioned and that could be helpful to help you too. And aria2 should be available to install as well.
 

aliyous

New Member
IMHO, I've never found any download manager to be of any use. I use old good and reliable wget and aria2 for torrents, that's it; simple and efficient. Just my 2 cents. Wget should be already installed on your distro which BTW you haven't mentioned and that could be helpful to help you too. And aria2 should be available to install as well.
hey man
Code:
Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
Description:    Pop!_OS 19.10
Release:    19.10
Codename:    eoan
my download speed dropped to half when i changed from windows its kinda weird !
 
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Tolkem

Active Member
hey man
Code:
Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
Description:    Pop!_OS 19.10
Release:    19.10
Codename:    eoan
my download speed dropped to half when i changed from windows its kinda weird !
Well, I haven't tried Pop! but since is based off Ubuntu wget should be available. Here's a nice article explaining how to use it http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/12-practical-examples-of-wget-command-on-linux and the official docs https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/ which you should read too. Aria2 should be available, open a terminal and type
Code:
sudo apt-get install aria2
it's just some kb and will install in seconds.. This is a fine tutorial on how to use and configure aria https://calomel.org/aria2.html and the official docs are a must read as well https://aria2.github.io/ Also, you can use aria for torrents and regular downloads while wget is mostly for regular downloads. Both are pretty fast.

Hope this helps!
 

aliyous

New Member
Well, I haven't tried Pop! but since is based off Ubuntu wget should be available. Here's a nice article explaining how to use it http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/12-practical-examples-of-wget-command-on-linux and the official docs https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/ which you should read too. Aria2 should be available, open a terminal and type
Code:
sudo apt-get install aria2
it's just some kb and will install in seconds.. This is a fine tutorial on how to use and configure aria https://calomel.org/aria2.html and the official docs are a must read as well https://aria2.github.io/ Also, you can use aria for torrents and regular downloads while wget is mostly for regular downloads. Both are pretty fast.

Hope this helps!
Wow ! wget even solved the download speed problem . thanks for the source
 

Tolkem

Active Member
Wow ! wget even solved the download speed problem . thanks for the source
Yes, it's quite pretty fast! Read the docs and learn some fine tricks to do massive downloads with wget; i.e, providing a file with links to download several files, like
Code:
wget -i file_with_some_links
it'll download file by file, should you need to stop it hit Ctrl+c and for resuming later
Code:
wget -c -i file_with_some_links
and it'll start downloading right where you stopped it. By default wget will download files on your home dir, you can change that with
Code:
wget -P some_dir https://some_link
or if using a file
Code:
wget -P some_dir -i _some_file_with_links
 


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