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    KGet speed limit


    Hello. Does anyone know how to limit the speed at which KGet is downloading?

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    if kget is a frontend to wget then the same options probably apply. From the manpage:

    --limit-rate=amount
    Limit the download speed to amount bytes per second. Amount may be
    expressed in bytes, kilobytes with the k suffix, or megabytes with
    the m suffix. For example, --limit-rate=20k will limit the
    retrieval rate to 20KB/s. This kind of thing is useful when, for
    whatever reason, you don't want Wget to consume the entire evail-
    able bandwidth.

    Note that Wget implementeds the limiting by sleeping the appropri-
    ate amount of time after a network read that took less time than
    specified by the rate. Eventually this strategy causes the TCP
    transfer to slow down to approximately the specified rate. How-
    ever, it takes some time for this balance to be achieved, so don't
    be surprised if limiting the rate doesn't work with very small
    files. Also, the "sleeping" strategy will misfire when an
    extremely small bandwidth, say less than 1.5KB/s, is specified.

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