09 April 2010

aria2 - HTTP/FTP/Metalink/BitTorrent

aria2 is a lightweight utility to download files faster. Since command line, wget and curl are very similar, BitTorrent also supported. HTTP(S)/FTP/BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE)/Metalink support.

Although there are similar applications aria2 in the following two points are differentiated: (1) multiple sources (http / ftp and BitTorrent) download from Kiru. (2) aria2 If you give a list of the URL, instead of downloading them one by one sequentially, you can download more than one parallel. To wait for the download is not one by one. Aria2 This is achieved by using high-speed downloading full bandwidth given ling.

File HTTP(S)/FTP and BitTorrent at the same time has the ability to download from both. HTTP(S)/FTP download from the data, BitTorrent will be uploaded to the network.

Most excellent reliability in terms of HTTP(S)/FTP download utility. Metalink support, BitTorrent has the ability to match because the checksum as downloading the parts. How do I download it only if the different parts of the checksum. All it takes to download files from the checksum like the traditional, please re-download all be compared if wrong. The difference is obvious with increasing file size.

Operating System: MacOSX, POSIX (Linux,BSD,Solaris etc..), Windows XP

Release Note (aria2 - aria2-1.9.3)

This release fixes the bug that aria2 cuts filename after ';' if filename in Content-Disposition header includes ';'. It also fixes the bug that name attribute of file element in Metalink file is not properly sanitized.

Homepage: http://sourceforge.jp/projects/aria2/releases/


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