Download with Resume – gwget – GNOME Download Manager June 16, 2006Posted by Carthik in applications, ubuntu.
Today I found the perfect solution for downloading over slow or undependable internet connections. Though I already knew about wget, a command line tool, but it was a bit of a stretch to expect my uncle to use the command line time and again.
gwget to the rescue! This simple interface to the wget works really well. By default it resumes downloads when it is restarted. So if you are on a slow dialup connection and you want to download some large file, and can’t find a torrent for the file, you can use gwget.
Installing gwget is easy, you can search for it in synaptic, or you can do it from the terminal using:
$sudo apt-get install gwget
Once installed, it will be listed as “Download Manager” in your Applications->Internet menu.
You can add new urls for downloading and then close the window, gwget will then appear in the notification area as shown in the picture below:
For more screenshots, visit the screenshots page at the gwget homepage.
If you plan on using gwget from now on, you should get the Firegot Firefox extension to make adding links directly from Firefox much easier.