curl vs. wget

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Feb 22 22:13:03 UTC 2021

Tim here.

For large file downloads?  Using curl & wget are likely about the same
for the stock usage.

However, for multiple files, you can use curl's "--parallel" and
"--parallel-max" options to download multiple files at the same time.

The curl blog mentions other tools that do "same file splitting"

but doesn't mention any particular such utilities by name.


On February 22, 2021, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Has curl got any speed advantage for large file downloads compared
> to wget?
> I know about axel and want to leave axel out of this comparison
> since some web sites block axel though for large files when axel
> can be used it's well worth the time savings.
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