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Re: Re: downloaders for linux

On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, Biju Chacko wrote:

> Will they be downloaded parallely or serially?

Serially. Unless you have reasonably high bandwidth and are downloading
from different sites, parallely serves no purpose epart from slowing down
the downloads.

If you *need* to do things parallely, you have to do a  wget -b for each
URL (-b sends it into the background and also causes a log file to be

> While on the topic -- can wget do stuff akin to Getright's segmented
> downloads? That is, download different parts of the same file from
> multiple FTP sites? I don't know whether this actually makes a
> difference...

Haven't run across that kind of capability yet, though rsync would
probably be a better tool for this.

If the issue is just to get a getright clone, then here you go:



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