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aria2 1.19.0

Download files/ torrents from the command line

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Android, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 08 November 2015
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Downloads To Date: 519
Developer: aria2 team
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Download files/ torrents from the command line

Aria2 is an open source command line tool which can download files using various protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent, Metalink).

Don't be put off by "command line" - aria2 isn't difficult to use. At a minimum, you can download files just by entering their URL, like aria2c

If you'd like to take more control, though, aria2 has a vast number of optional commands. Would you like to download a file via multiple connections? Validate a download to check its integrity? Resume an interrupted download, throttle your download speed, set a user name/ password for authentication? It's all here, and the torrent support is particularly impressive (DHT, PEX, Encryption, Magnet URI, Web-Seeding, Selective Downloads, Local Peer Discovery and UDP tracker).

These commands may be combined, sometimes with impressive results: the program can download the same file in separate chunks from HTTP and FTP servers, while uploading everything you've got so far to a BitTorrent swarm.

But again, don't be put off by any apparent complexity. There are simpler features, too. Point aria2 at a text file containing URLs, for example, and it'll read, download and save them all: very convenient.

Version 1.19 changes:

    •Add SFTP support using libssh2
    •Allow netrc-path to be specified in the config file
    •Exit with 32 status code if checksum verification failed
    •Add SFTP support using libssh2
    •Added Dockerfile to cross complile aria2 for RaspberryPI (armhf)
    •multiple interface support for link aggregation
    •Run on-bt-download-complete command when -V reports download finished
    •Various fixes


An easy-to-use (by command line standards) but amazing configurable download utility.

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