aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility operated in command-line. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. (by aria2)


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aria2/aria2 is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where aria2 has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-05-01.
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    There's also this thing called aria2. Low profile(never saw mine climb over 8MB ram and the website says max is 9MB). It handles torrents too. I personally prefer this as it has a text file argument and said text file can have several links with names, directories (if you want to sort them) and referer. I picked this as its a lot easier to just generate a text file, grab them from the downloads folder and queue them up in a single bat file.
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  • Suckless torrenting | 2021-03-19
    aria2 - a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility operated in command-line. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.
  • Good Download Manager for Windows | 2021-03-17
    Otherwise, look at aria2 or some sort of frontend for it, like persepolis.
  • Where to download latest version of Windows 10 which fits on a DVD | 2021-02-21
    do i need to download aria2 1.35.0 ?
  • based on a true story
    I like aria2 for downloading.
  • With batch file download (process) more than one video in a same time | 2021-02-13
    Download aria2c and put it in the same folder as youtube-dl. Then run: