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


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  • Give your Mac (imaginary) unlimited storage thanks to Disk Utility’s bug | 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: