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Re: download manager

On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 01:45:00AM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 03/04/2011 12:27 AM, hamed hosseini wrote:
> >i need best download manager in linux ,like Internet Download Manager in
> >windows?
> >
> What exactly does a download manager do that Firefox and wget can't?

* Download a file in multiple, parallel chunks. [Axel can do this]
* Search for and use mirrors (there are various file search engines that
  can tell you "File X is mirrored here, here and here" and you can
  choose the closest/fastest).
* Handle Metalink files (so that a file can be downloaded from HTTP,
  FTP, Bittorrent or a mixture of any of these).

Typically, the main use is to allow resuming of downloads, but of
course, Wget can do that.

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