The download accelerators I've found thus far only let me specify a single file to download. This is useful for single large files, but I'm looking for a tool that lets me hand over a list of multiple files to download simultaneously.
In some cases I would want to download the entire list in the traditional accelerated fashion, but sometimes I wouldn't want acceleration - for example, when I was fetching script-generated content.
lftp is quite a good program (!), but has no way to show live information about all running downloads, only one (via
wait all). I can write a script which watches
lftp's file descriptors and displays statistics off of that, but that's decidedly inelegant... and thinking about it, I don't know how big the downloaded file is (since I have no access to the
lftp process) so I can't calculate percentages anyway. :(