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Re: Download Manager

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On Sun, 7 May 2017 23:37:53 +0530
Ashok Inder <ashoka.inder.dev@gmail.com> wrote:

>For past 7 years, Linux does not have a single descent Download Manager.
>Its totally possible that none of you may have faced this issue ever but
>its a somewhat major issue for me...
>First with WGET, I'm not at all comfortable with cli, the other being
>that even with effort when I try to use wget, the file most of the time
>downloaded ends up a corrupt file. For eg: I remember back in 2010,
>downloading a 5-6mb of a single file (mp3 to be precise), the wget ended
>up downloading packet of total size with 11mb and obviously corrupt file
>or yesterday downloading a office file of 90 mb were wget downloaded a
>total of 105mb file and again a corrupt file. Downloading complex things
>from internet via wget is not even my cup of tea. It so much difficult
>at my level of technology understanding.
>I had this issue in Ubuntu, Mint, Opensuse, Fedora and now on Debian as
>well. I had used from mobile internet,  LAN to WiFi and issue remained
>the same.
>I even wonder why the hell I even face this problem. Given that most of
>the web services I use in the background use wget somewhere. Even a
>simple browsing on Windows system, the browser's first request is via
>wget in the backend. The world runs on wget, my android runs wget
>services for all downloading and uploading in the backend and infact I'm
>confident that play store apps are updated via wget service only...then
>why I face such a weird wget issue which is so successful elsewhere and
>for all.
>Most GUI download manager (which I call WGET frontend software's) while
>eases my download hassle from cli, ends up with same set of problem as
>wget. Majority of the time corrupt file are getting downloaded.  And its
>not just corrupt download, I don't have much control over the file and
>bandwidth that I'm downloading.
>I ended up using Free Download Manager on windows to download most of my
>file in the end.
>Torrent is not an issue, it works even better than windows in Linux with
>better security (encrypted and blocking bad ip range which is not that
>easy to do in windows).
>I'm a heavy downloader. I download a lot of file of miscellaneous
>category and nature.
>Browser download managers are bad, there resume option is the worst
>thing were I have to end-up re-downloading the file and moreover it
>blocks my ability to control bandwidth and for many other reason, I
>totally dislike browser (with addon) download manager.
>This is one area where I have totally failed with Linux.
>A point to make, in previous days, Internet in India used to be quite
>erratic behaved network, the speed was like a half AC wave cycle, rising
>from 0 to X speed and then falling down and going back to 0. Windows and
>its download manager used to easily work with such erratic internet, but
>in linux it was not. Today its quite well managed internet service in
>India the erratic behavior is under acceptable level but still wget
>issue for me remains the same.
>Ashok Kumar

I find Download Manager extension in Firefox works very well for me.

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