Axel — Command Line Download Accelerator

Via @benschwarz:

Axel tries to accelerate the downloading process by using multiple connections for one file, similar to DownThemAll and other famous programs. It can also use multiple mirrors for one download.

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Getting sudden flashbacks to this old fart here:

Think it was 1999 or 2000 when I first use FlashGet (then named JetCar) to more efficiently use my 56kbps dial-up connection (where you had to pay by the minute, not megabyte) 😃