C Downloader

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  • GitHub repo axel

    Lightweight CLI download accelerator (by axel-download-accelerator)

    Project mention: Give your Mac (imaginary) unlimited storage thanks to Disk Utility’s bug | news.ycombinator.com | 2020-12-26

    That said, "download accelerators" were also clever programs that would create multiple connections with the origin and use Range headers to download different parts of the file.

    Wonder why I don't hear of them anymore. Maybe because server upload bandwidth is more often generous enough to saturate your bandwidth these days?

    You can do this from the command line with axel: https://github.com/axel-download-accelerator/axel

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