Speed Up apt-get Downloads With apt-fast [Ubuntu PPA]
Oct 06, 2012, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Apt-fast is a script that can "drastically improve APT download speed" by using command line download accelerators such as Axel or Aria2 with multiple connections per package. Since our previous apt-fast articles, the script has gained support for multiple download tools (axel and aria2), an option to download the binary in the current folder as well as an option to use either apt-get or aptitude. Further more, apt-fast has an official PPA for Ubuntu users and it's even present in the official repositories for some Linux distributions, like PCLinuxOS for instance.