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saldl is a lightweight well-featured CLI downloader optimized for speed and early preview.

By default, saldl splits a download into fixed-sized chunks and download them in-order with multiple concurrent connections. Other modes are also available as options.

All options are documented in the manual.

saldl is open-source and multi-platform. It has been tested on GNU/Linux, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OSX, and Windows.

Windows binaries are provided with every release. Mac OSX users can use Homebrew to install saldl.

Detailed build/install instructions are available in the README.

saldl is Free Software, available for everyone under the terms of the AGPL.


-s4m => set chunk_size to 4 MiB.
-c4  => use 4 concurrent connections.
-l4  => download the last 4 chunks first.

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