A download manager for the shell


Generally speaking, this custom download manager offers a simple and reliable approach for conveniently downloading files off the web. You just need to copy the download page's URL to the clipboard and then select the desired files in the shell.

Because I designed the scripts to use a very structured approach, and the functions included here mostly work on their own, they can also be used in other shell programs. The scripts for this article (download_optimized2.bash) along with cutter.awk are available for download at [1].

The Author

Goran Mladenovic is a hobby developer and inventor, who believes programming is a passion.

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