I have to download 20G of data using ftp .Can I do this in parallel(gnu?) Here are some of the links for the data.



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While I don't know about parallel, I do know that an excellent tool for downloading in parallel is aria2c.

Here's an excerpt from the FTP/HTTP section of its manual:

  • -s, --split=[N]
  • Download a file using N connections. If more than N URIs are given, first N URIs are used and remaining URIs are used for backup. If less than N URIs are given, those URIs are used more than once so that N connections total are made simultaneously. The number of connections to the same host is restricted by the --max-connection-per-server option. See also the --min-split-size option

  • Default: 5

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