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I am looking for a free command line download manager with queue possibilities on Windows XP.

This looks like it might work but it's not free:

http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/support/command_line.html

I am currently using Flashget but the command line doesn't have the queue option, so Flashget misses many URLs that are sent to it.

Any ideas?

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wget together with a script which reads from a named pipe was my first idea...but I'm not sure if that would be easily possible using the cmd. –  Bobby Aug 5 '10 at 7:02
    
@Bobby: However, it is possible using Cygwin + bash. –  petersohn Aug 5 '10 at 7:40
    
@petersohn: I meant that I know how to use a named pipe in Bash, and that I have no idea if it would be easy to do the same in (maybe pure) cmd. –  Bobby Aug 5 '10 at 8:27
    
Pssst... there's a typo in the question that should be fixed: donwload. –  boot13 Aug 5 '10 at 11:03
    
Thanks "boot13". ;) typo corrected. ;) –  Erb Aug 5 '10 at 12:54
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wget seems to be the best tool. There are a windows version, I use a text file as queue, you can invoque wget -i file-list.txt. Read the documentation or the help to know the parameters to control the downloads, recoverring, etc.

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Hello, Thanks you very much. Alas I cannot use a "text file as queue". The software should create the queue by itself in my case. –  Erb Aug 9 '10 at 10:52
    
Hello, finally I have found a way to use a "test file as queue". I am now using VisualWget khomsanph.net/visualwget Thanks to all for your help. ;) –  Erb Aug 16 '10 at 6:05
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