If you would like to download large file like HD Video or Linux ISO image while you’re working at your Linux PC or laptop I recommend to use the following command:

wget -c -b “http://file/you/wish/to/download.ext” –limit-rate=100k

Where, -c will continue getting partially-downloaded file (if connection was dropped or smth else), -b will put wget downloading into background, –limit-rate=100k will limit downloading speed at 100 KBytes per second (KB/s).

P.S. man wget still works 🙂




  1. January 2, 2010  12:38 pm by malinens Reply

    tnx man!

  2. January 27, 2011  4:07 pm by Collene Sandstrom Reply

    Outstanding article and really can assist with understanding the topic much better.

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