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November 22nd, 2012, 06:01 PM
Which is the ideal download manager for Ubuntu that won't break a large file (size 5 GiB), even if paused?


November 22nd, 2012, 06:09 PM
Uget (formerly urlgfe) is a Free and Open Source download manager written in GTK+ , support pause and resume , classify download , every category has an independent configuration, can be used from command line.

November 22nd, 2012, 06:10 PM
Thanks, how do I install it?

November 22nd, 2012, 06:12 PM
Install it from GetDeb. GetDeb provides downloadable DEB packages and also Ubuntu repository for these applications.

November 22nd, 2012, 06:14 PM
Thanks lastly are the downloads using it reliable, like no broken packages, correct md5 etc?

November 22nd, 2012, 06:17 PM
You can always take a look at these ones:

Wget is the default download manager that ships with Ubuntu. Itís a network utility designed for retrieving files from the web using the http(s) and ftp (s|es) protocols. Apart from the initial invoking, it doesnít require any more interactions from the user.
The program also supports mirroring of entire web directories making it extremely useful for someone with limited access to the internet.
As wget ships natively with most Linux versions, chances are that you already have it installed. Run the following to get a basic idea of the options

wget Ėhelp

Gwget is a GNOME front end for the ever so popular wget application. Ideally recommended to people who are not comfortable working with the command line. It features a system tray icon, multiple downloads at the same time and a lot of customizable options.
To install it on Ubuntu, simply run the following:

sudo apt-get install gwget

Curl may be considered a nice alternative to wget. Itís extremely versatile and supports an extensive number of protocols. Thanks to it not needing any user interaction after the invoke step as well, itís idea for use in the background.
Installing curl is relatively simple as well, just run the following:

sudo apt-get install curl

November 22nd, 2012, 06:20 PM
Thanks lastly are the downloads using it reliable, like no broken packages, correct md5 etc?

Why don't you take a look at Uget FAQ webpage (http://uget.visuex.com/faqs)? I think you'll find easily the answers for all your questions.

November 22nd, 2012, 06:24 PM
It won't start with the downlaod using G Chrome browser?

November 22nd, 2012, 06:26 PM
With Chrome I don't know. What I do know is that it can be integrated with Firefox through Flashgot plugin.