[arch-general] What happened to Powerpill?
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Mon Mar 28 05:07:38 EDT 2011
2011/3/28 Cédric Girard <girard.cedric at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2011/3/28 Cédric Girard <girard.cedric at gmail.com>:
>> > On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Marek Otahal <markotahal at gmail.com>
>> >> I started
>> >> using it recently for it's aria2c multithreaded downloads
>> > Hi,
>> > You may continue to use aria2c with various techniques explained here:
>> > Regards,
>> > --
>> > Cédric Girard
>> Unfortunately those techniques don't give the biggest speedup -
>> simultaneous download of multiple files. Does help, though =)
> Downloading one file from several mirrors should be equivalent to
> downloading multiple files from one mirror (or even better). Or am I wrong?
> Cédric Girard
If you have 10 files to download, powerpill allows for 1 file from
mirror A, another from mirror B, and chunks of that large 68MB file
from mirrors C, D, and E at the same time.
With the other solutions, you'd still wait for file 1 to finish
downloading before downloading file 2.
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