the Top 5 Download Managers In Linux

Technology & Electronics
By: skynet28    
04-Feb-2011

Introduction:People using Linux especially Ubuntu and Linux Mint distributions are increasing day by day.Linux provides free and functional programs and applications.The best download managers in Linux are as follows:

  • 01

    Jdownloader

    JDownloader is a a java program tool that completely automates the downloading process. It is very helpful for websites such as Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com for both premium and free users.

    Among JDownloader features are: captcha recognition, multi-part downloads, tweak wait times, auto-reconnect, scheduler and even automatic file extraction. JDownloader has way too many features and plugins to list them here, so make sure you check it out if you haven't already!JDownloader works as a stand-alone application or with Firefox through integration with the popular Flashgot extension. It runs on Linux besides Windows and Mac OS X.

  • 02

    Wget

    wget is the default download manager of Ubuntu.Though command line it has almost every essential feature of a download manager.It also has a graphical frontend Gwget. Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols.
    GNU Wget has many features to make retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy, including:

    -Can resume aborted downloads, using REST and RANGE
    -Can use filename wild cards and recursively mirror directories
    -NLS-based message files for many different languages
    -Optionally converts absolute links in downloaded documents to relative, so that downloaded documents may link to each other locally
    -Runs on most UNIX-like operating systems as well as Microsoft Windows
    -Supports HTTP proxies
    -Supports HTTP cookies
    -Supports persistent HTTP connections
    -Unattended / background operation
    Uses local file timestamps to determine whether documents need to be re-downloaded when mirroring

  • 03

    Fatrat

    an open source download manager for Linux written in C++ and built on top of the Trolltech Qt 4 library. It is rich in features and is continuously extended.

    Features (of the Git* version):

    -Segmented* HTTP(S)/FTP downloads
    -FTP uploads
    -Support for SOCKS5 and HTTP proxies
    -RSS feed support + special functions for TV shows and podcasts
    -BitTorrent support (including torrent creating, DHT, UPnP, encryption etc.)
    -Torrent search on major torrent sites incl. The Pirate Bay, EZTV, BitTorrentMonster...
    -RapidShare.com FREE and premium downloads
    -RapidShare.com uploads
    -RapidShare.com link verification and folder extraction
    -RapidSafe link decoding
    MD4/MD5/SHA1 hash computing
    -Remote control via Jabber (!)
    -Remote control via an AJAX* web interface
    -Subtitle search
    -RAR/ZIP file unpacker
    -Scheduler
    -Clipboard monitor

  • 04

    Axel

    The fastest download manager...actually a download accelerator.It is another excellent command line tool for downloading.It is very fast,lightweight and efficient. It is capable of juicing every bit of your available bandwidth and that means you don't have to wait too long to finish download.

    The difference between Axel and other (mostly Windows-based) accelerators is that it does not write data to separate files and join them later. Axel puts all the data in the right file, in the right order, at download time. This is possible, because most Unix file systems allow you to write data after the end-of-file. Axel is console-based and uses few system resources.
    It now has a graphical frontend.

  • 05

    Aria2

    aria2 is a utility for downloading files. The supported protocols are HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent, and Metalink. aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to utilize your maximum download bandwidth. It supports downloading a file from HTTP(S)/FTP and BitTorrent at the same time, while the data downloaded from HTTP(S)/FTP is uploaded to the BitTorrent swarm. Using Metalink's chunk checksums, aria2 automatically validates chunks of data while downloading a file like BitTorrent.


    Here is a list of features:

    Command-line interface

    Download files through HTTP(S)/FTP/BitTorrent

    Segmented downloading

    Metalink version 4 (RFC5854) support(HTTP/FTP/BitTorrent)

    Metalink version 3.0 support(HTTP/FTP/BitTorrent)

    HTTP/1.1 implementation

    HTTP Proxy support

    HTTP BASIC authentication support

    HTTP Proxy authentication support

    Well-known environment variables for proxy: http_proxy, https_proxy, ftp_proxy, all_proxy and no_proxy

    HTTP gzip, deflate content encoding support

    Verify peer using given trusted CA certificate in HTTPS

    Client certificate authentication in HTTPS

    Chunked transfer encoding support

    Load Cookies from file using the Firefox3 format, Chromium/Google Chrome and the Mozilla/Firefox (1.x/2.x)/Netscape format.

    Save Cookies in the Mozilla/Firefox (1.x/2.x)/Netscape format.

    Custom HTTP Header support

    Persistent Connections support

    FTP through HTTP Proxy

    Download/Upload speed throttling

    BitTorrent extensions: Fast extension, DHT, PEX, MSE/PSE, Multi-Tracker

    BitTorrent WEB-Seeding. aria2 requests chunks more than piece size to reduce the request overhead. It also supports pipelined requests with piece size.

    BitTorrent Local Peer Discovery

    Rename/change the directory structure of BitTorrent downloads completely

    XML-RPC interface

    Run as a daemon process

    Selective download in multi-file torrent/Metalink

    Chunk checksum validation in Metalink

    Can disable segmented downloading in Metalink

    Netrc support

    Configuration file support

    Download URIs found in a text file or stdin and the destination directory and output filename can be specified optionally

    Parameterized URI support

    IPv6 support


Final Thoughts

Use jdownload manager if you want all features and axel if you want the fastest downloads.

Comments

  • Be the first to comment on this list!

Post A Comment

Submit Comment

Related Fives



skynet28's Most Recent Five's




Need a Top Five List Idea?

select one here...

  • The Top Five Foods to Avoid when Trying to ...
  • The Top Five Cell Phones Under 50 Dollars
  • The Top Five Steps to Internet Security
  • The Top Five Commercials
  • The Top Five Pasta Recipes for Kids
  • The Top Five Bealtes Songs beatles songs Wr ...
  • The Top Five Healthy Recipes
  • The Top Five Card Games for Four Players
  • The Top Five Quotes to Live by
  • The Top Five Tips for New Businesses
  • The Top Five Online Social Networks
  • The Top Five Must See Events in Las Vegas
  • The Top Five Luxury Cars
  • The Top Five Vitamins for Hair Growth
  • The Top Five Ways to Improve your Health
  • The Top Five Attractions in the USA
  • The Top Five Sources for Vitamin D
  • The Top Five Most Influential Sports Figure ...
  • The Top Five Places for Kids Birthday Parti ...
  • The Top Five Places to Find a Job
  • The Top Five Tips for Healthy Blood Pressur ...
  • The Top Five Nascar Drivers
  • The Top Five Websites for Photographers
  • The Top Five Designer Handbags
  • The Top Five Movies With a Twist
  • The Top Five PGA Golfers
  • The Top Five Places to Find Crazy Video Cli ...
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Potty Train Yo ...
  • The Top Five Candle Scents for Winter 
  • The Top Five Knock Knock Jokes
  • The Top Five Hair Removal Options
  • The Top Five Places to Get a Student Loan
  • The Top Five Video Games
  • The Top Five Ways to Workout your Upper Bod ...
  • The Top Five Reasons Smoking is Bad
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Save Money
  • The Top Five Things you Should Not do in an ...
  • The Top Five Greatest NBA Players of All Ti ...
  • The Top Five Chicken Recipes
  • The Top Five TV Shows of All Time
  • The Top Five People you Would Want to Meet
  • The Top Five Clothing Lines for Modest Clot ...
  • The Top Five Gaming Consoles
  • The Top Five Safest Cities in America
  • The Top Five HDTV brands
  • The Top Five Foods for Diabetics
  • The Top Five Reasons you Should Play Fantas ...
  • The Top Five Funniest Movies For Kids
  • The Top Five Online Flower Delivery Compani ...
  • The Top Five Soft Drinks
  • The Top Five Skills Needed for a Career in ...
  • The Top Five Financial Mistakes People Make ...
  • The Top Five Wedding Websites
  • The Top Five Rules for a Strong Relationshi ...
  • The Top Five Five Smart Phones
  • The Top Five Ways to Cope With Stress
  • The Top Five 4th of July Party Ideas
  • The Top Five Ways to Keep Unwanted Pests Ou ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Improve your Resume
  • The Top Five Tips for Planting a Garden
  • The Top Five Sporting Events
  • The Top Five Schools for Business Managemen ...
  • The Top Five Online Gaming Sites
  • The Top Five Foods For an Upset Stomach 
  • The Top Five Ways to Stay in Shape
  • The Top Five Five Music Genres
  • The Top Five Presidents of the United State ...
  • The Top Five Things I've Learned from Britt ...
  • The Top Five Home Air Purifiers
  • The Top Five Places to get a Free Credit Re ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Earn Money Online
  • The Top Five Ways to Avoid Unemployment
  • The Top Five Inventions That Changed the Wo ...
  • The Top Five Pasta Recipes
  • The Top Five Hair Products
  • The Top Five Baby Bags for Moms
  • The Top Five Car Maintenance Checklist
  • The Top Five Planets in the Solar System
  • The Top Five Ways to Get a Grant
  • The Top Five Ways to Get a Phone Number
  • The Top Five Funniest Websites
  • The Top Five Funniest People
  • The Top Five Youtube Videos for 2010 
  • The Top Five Tax Mistakes People Commonly M ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Relieve Stress
  • The Top Five Ways to Find Cheap Flights Onl ...
  • The Top Five Places to See in the World
  • The Top Five Outdoor Activities
  • The Top Five Traditional Thanksgiving Dishe ...
  • The Top Five Websites for Kids
  • The Top Five Candy Bars With Peanut Butter
  • The Top Five Creative Ways to Ask a Girl to ...
  • The Top Five Jewelry Stores
  • The Top Five Places to get French Fries
  • The Top Five Wedding Themes
  • The Top Five Cartoons for Toddlers
  • The Top Five Michael Jackson Songs
  • The Top Five Stresses of Home Ownership
  • The Top Five Golfing Tips
  • The Top Five Spyware Removal Systems
  • The Top Five Songs About Texas
  • The Top Five Creative Ways to Announce a Pr ...
  • The Top Five Talk Shows on TV
  • The Top Five iPhone Apps
  • The Top Five Things to do at Disneyland
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Avoid Credit C ...
  • The Top Five Car Seat Safety Tips
  • The Top Five Steps to Home Security
  • The Top Five Places to Retire
  • The Top Five Vacation Spots
  • The Top Five Tips for Staying Positive
  • The Top Five Free Places for Veterans to Ea ...
  • The Top Five Book Series for Young Adults
  • The Top Five Ways to Keep Track of Spending ...
  • The Top Five Health Insurance Companies
  • The Top Five Foods That Help you Lose Weigh ...
  • The Top Five Helpful Hints to Get Pregnant  ...
  • The Top Five Most Influential Speeches
  • The Top Five Cities to Live in
  • The Top Five Ways to Get a Loan
  • The Top Five Clues for Crossword Puzzles
  • The Top Five Healthiest Choices for Breakfa ...
  • The Top Five Educational Websites for Kids
  • The Top Five Restaurants
  • The Top Five Signs that You are in Love
  • The Top Five Universities for MBA
  • The Top Five Most Hated Celebrities
  • The Top Five Career Moves for Teachers
  • The Top Five Home Improvement Tips for Sell ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer
  • The Top Five California Landmarks
  • The Top Five Holidays
  • The Top Five Tips for New Parents
  • The Top Five Things to do Before your 60 Ye ...
  • The Top Five Country Singers of All Time
  • The Top Five Budget Mistakes Most People Ma ...
  • The Top Five Nuts that go in Salad
  • The Top Five Professions
  • The Top Five Ways to Stop Smoking
  • The Top Five Things to See in Dallas Texas
  • The Top Five Ways to Earn Money as a Colleg ...
  • The Top Five Healthy Meals For Under 5 Doll ...
  • The Top Five Superheroes
  • The Top Five Xbox 360 Games
  • The Top Five Wedding Favors
  • The Top Five Reasons to Vote During Electio ...
  • The Top Five Websites for Music
  • The Top Five Causes of Road Rage
  • The Top Five Motivational Speakers
  • The Top Five Unhealthy Foods for Dogs 
  • The Top Five Overseas Bed and Breakfast Sto ...
  • The Top Five Xbox 360 Kinect Games for Exer ...
  • The Top Five Places to Live
  • The Top Five Makeup Tips for Teens
  • The Top Five Reason to Rent
  • The Top Five Ways to Turn Down a Job Offer
  • The Top Five Places to Mountain Bike
  • The Top Five Reasons For Leaving a Job
  • The Top Five Mistakes Parents Make With Kid ...
  • The Top Five Prom Dresses
  • The Top Five Songs About Love
  • The Top Five Healthiest Fruits
  • The Top Five Places to Find Cheap Books
  • The Top Five Websites for Artists
  • The Top Five Places to Buy Electronics
  • The Top Five Harry Potter Movies
  • The Top Five Board Games for Groups
  • The Top Five Candle Scents for Summer Time
  • The Top Five Advice for New Moms
  • The Top Five Items you Never want to Lose
  • The Top Five Books for the Kindle
  • The Top Five Hair Products Women Must Have
  • The Top Five Ways to Keep your Lawn Green
  • The Top Five Shampoos
  • The Top Five Bedroom Decorating Ideas
  • The Top Five Websites for Discount Vacation ...
  • The Top Five NFL Football Stadiums With A D ...
  • The Top Five Computers for College Students ...
  • The Top Five Tips for Newlyweds
  • The Top Five Ways to Build Muscle
  • The Top Five Dog Breeds for Kids
  • The Top Five Reasons to Invest in Running S ...
  • The Top Five Funniest Jokes
  • The Top Five Days During the Year
  • The Top Five Wedding Gowns
  • The Top Five Pets you Should Own
  • The Top Five Ways to Update your Home Witho ...
  • The Top Five Movies of 2010
  • The Top Five Ideas for Anniversary Gifts
  • The Top Five Movies of All Time
  • The Top Five Job Opportunities for People W ...
  • The Top Five Healthiest Snacks
  • The Top Five Tips on How to Make Money Onli ...
  • The Top Five Ways to Invest in Real Estate
  • The Top Five Most Trusted Cars
  • The Top Five Diet Pills
  • The Top Five Places for Discount Furniture ...
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Make a Website ...
  • The Top Five Google Apps
  • The Top Five Facts About the Sun
  • The Top Five Photo Editing Websites
  • The Top Five Funniest Movies Ever
  • The Top Five Business Marketing Tips
  • The Top Five New York Hotels
  • The Top Five Items you Can’t Live Without
  • The Top Five Walt Disney Movies
  • The Top Five Carpet Cleaning Tips
  • The Top Five Smart Phones of the Year
  • The Top Five Paint Colors for a Home
  • The Top Five Dessert Recipes
  • The Top Five Books to Read This Year
  • The Top Five Designer Shoe Brands for Women ...
  • The Top Five Auto Insurance Companies
  • The Top Five Teeth Whitening Tips
  • The Top Five States to Live In
  • The Top Five Steps on How to Get a Date
  • The Top Five Ways to Save Money
  • The Top Five Simple Smart Phones
  • The Top Five Fast Food Restaurants
  • The Top Five Quotes From the Movie Elf