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if download links having any parenthesis wget and axel could not download it. for example this link:

alachiq@alachiq:~$ wget http://dl2.downloadha.com/Animation/November%202011/15/Rango%20Farsi%20(www.Downloadha.com).rar

bash: syntax error near unexpected token (
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You have to either escape them or surround the entire URL in quotes:

wget http://dl2.downloadha.com/Animation/November%202011/15/Rango%20Farsi%20\(www.Downloadha.com\).rar
# OR
wget "http://dl2.downloadha.com/Animation/November%202011/15/Rango%20Farsi%20(www.Downloadha.com).rar"

The reason for this is that, in most advanced shells (bash, in your case), parenthesis are special characters for sub-shells, substitutions, Arrays, and other features. You can read more about this here.

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