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  • How to download big file in Linux?

    Hello,

    Can I download big file, without using full network bandwidth.
    Is there any way to limit the download speed in Linux?

    Thank you

  • #2
    I don't know whether such kind of selection offered in Linux or not, However, one thing I would like to suggest, if you limit the download speed anyhow, then it will take more time to download entire file and it may consume same or more bandwidth.

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    • #3
      Linux has wget command to download the files to the server.
      You may use option "wget --limit -rate=400K" to limit to the download speed to 400k.

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      • #4
        Can I put this download in background?

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        • #5
          Here is the command which can put the download in background
          "wget -b"
          and use wget-log to check the status of download.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Aiden View Post
            Here is the command which can put the download in background
            "wget -b"
            and use wget-log to check the status of download.
            Follow the syntax : wget -bqc http://path-to-url/linux.iso

            A PID on screen will appear : Continuing in background, pid 12345.

            -b : Immediately after startup, go to background. If at all no output file is signified through the -o, output is redirected to wget-log.
            -q : Switch off wgetís output for saving some disk space
            -c : Resume download which is broken i.e. continue receiving a partially-downloaded file. This is helpful when one wants to finish up a download initiated by a previous instance of wget, or else by another program.

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