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    hey so im a new to linux i know basics and i am curious how i can run multiple wgets at once... every time i start 1 and then try to start another it just cancels the first one..

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    Hello and Welcome!

    wget isn't capable of opening multiple connections at the same time, but there are two options that I can think of that might help.
    First would be to use a program like aria2. Similar to a BitTorrent client.
    I also came across this: wget download with multiple connection simultaneously - Stack Overflow
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    Quote Originally Posted by wdlax11 View Post
    hey so im a new to linux i know basics and i am curious how i can run multiple wgets at once... every time i start 1 and then try to start another it just cancels the first one..
    Code:
    wget -b
    Puts the wget process in the background, with log output going to a file wget-log.
    You can start another wget in the background, and its log output will go to wget-log.1
    And so on.

    Log output can be read with a command like
    Code:
    tail -f wget-log
    When you get tired of reading one log process, you can do ctrl-C followed by
    Code:
    tail -f wget-log.1
    I don't usually run more than 3 wget processes at a time, because it tends to saturate my download capability.

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