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Hello..im new to linux.. please suggest a good download manager that runs in the linux platform(other than KGet)..thanks in adv....
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    Hello..im new to linux..
    please suggest a good download manager that runs in the linux platform(other than KGet)..thanks in adv.

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    How about the one that's built into Firefox?

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    The one in firefox is alright...but isnt there any download manger for linux which is similar and versatile as Internet Download Manager or flashget??

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    IMO wget is the best download manager for linux, it is a nice simple command line one.
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    I like curl because not only can it be used as a downlaod manager on its own, but it was designed to be scripted with. Using libcurl, the possiblities are really endless as to creating your own. But I'd either suggest, for CLI download managers either wget or using the 'curl' command itself.

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    thanks for the advice..I'll try out wget..
    but can I do with a dwnld manager with a GUI

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    Well, I don't really know anything about this "Internet Download Manager" or "flashget". What do they have that Firefox's download manager doesn't, that you need? It's a bit hard to suggest anything before I know that... ;-)

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    Be sure to check out the man pages for wget. The -c (continue) switch is particularly useful.

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    Isnt there any download manger like the IDM(Internet Download Manager), in which...the file to be downloaded gets split into 16 parts..and each part is downloaded simultaneously..thus making it more powerful than the others..thanks

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