Downloading is the process of receiving digital data from another computer, either over a local-area-network or a wide-area-network (i.e. the internet).

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How to figure out a download or upload is in process on a linux system

I've written some anomaly detection program that recognize abnormal traffic on system, but it sometimes detect normal download or upload traffic as abnormal. Is there any way to check if a download or ...
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How much data traffic does watching YouTube take?

How much usage does watching a video on YouTube take? Does it depend on the length of the video? The quality? I'm trying to figure this out because I use a lot of online tutorials at work, and I ...
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Does streaming use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading?

Assuming the content is of the same quality (ceteris paribus), does streaming media (i.e. video, audio) use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading it? Say I was to download an HD movie from ...
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Bitsadmin Download Error

I saw a feed referring to downloading via bitsadmin (v.7.5.7601.17514) on Windows 7. I have trouble implementing this myself and continue to get errors when running the code when running from a batch ...
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Firefox: Disable External CSS Files from Loading

I know that I can disable the downloading of external JS files on the Firefox browser (using either about:config or certain add-ons (e.g. QuickJava)). Is there some way to block the downloading of ...
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How to download lynda.com videos for offline use [duplicate]

I have access to the full library of lynda.com in the university. I would like to know how I could download the videos so that I can watch them at home. As a tip: If I send the link of the video with ...
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Vuze downloading something else?

While downloading a video and few other files along with it I found following condition Why it is showing nothing in front of 1.4 GB while total downloaded data is 2.16 MB and also speed in front of ...
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Wget downloaded more data than the actual file

I have downloaded lubuntu image using wget with mentioned file size 694MB , but the downloaded file is of size 789MB. when i do wget -c it gives that the file is already downloaded. But the file size ...
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Tracking files downloaded to USB post-event

I run a small company and a senior employee recently left. As I was about to reformat his computer I discovered that just prior to leaving the firm the employee accessed some very confidential and ...
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Determine type of archive file in Linux

I have an archive file with .tar.gz as extension grabbed from http://www.oracle.com (it is the Java Runtime Environment). I tried to decompress it using tar -xvf and tar -zxvf and it says gzip: stdin: ...
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Mass grabing part of HTML source code using shell scripts

From this page, a radio show http://www.ellinofreneianet.gr/sounds.php?s=0&p=10&o=l I want to download all the recorded shows. They are all this type of pages ...
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Using Wget to download website from Internet Archive

I am trying to download a website from the Internet Archive using Wget. The command I am trying is: wget -e robots=off --mirror --domains=staticweb.archive.org,web.archive.org -k ...
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Downloading Mountain Lion [closed]

I bought Mountain Lion from Applestore last month and was under the impression that I would get a DVD in the mail. Well I read the email received from apple yesterday and I huess I was confused. My ...
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Reported 'Receive' vs Download

My computer is reporting that I am receiving (va wifi in case that matters at 30 Mbps; the active download is downloading at around 3.4 MB/S. (Perhaps this is a difference in the MB/S vs Mbps so I'm ...
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uTorrent limit upload speed

I almost cannot browse a thing when I'm downloading anything off uTorrent and I think it's because of the constant high upload speed because it uploads at the maximum capacity of my network. Is there ...
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Firefox 32: Download fails; cannot read from source

I'm running Firefox 32, and am currently unable to download files. This is the error message I get, for every single download: C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Temp\Ch+rOsoW.pdf.part could not be ...
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Modifying names of files BEFORE wget downloads them (not renaming local versions)

I have a website filesystem wherein each file has two copies, a summary copy and a large copy, with different names. For example, a large copy file might be pages/info/GK2grkG23r_lg.html while in the ...
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How would I download this website so that it works offline?

I want to be able to use this tool offline: http://wigflip.com/ds/ How can I download it so it remains functional?
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Word Help doesn't display help file but wants to download XML file

Word 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2 When I try to open help in Word (or press F1), instead of displaying the XML help file, I see a window asking me whether I want to save the file with a note that ...
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How to automatically download many images

I need to download all pictures from this site: http://bobrowo.org.pl/galeriav.php I tried to do something with HTTrack but didn't work very well. It would be awesome to save dates and descriptions ...
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How to download single large size zip file into chunks from internet

The network on which i'm connected having restriction that I can't download single file which has size larger than 100 MB and I want to download a large single zip file (around 1.1 GB) from internet. ...
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Wireless speed decreases

My router is Wireless-N Router IEEE 802.11N and Wifi card is Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (dell notebook). I was wondering why does the download speed decrease. It stats at around 8 MB/sec ...
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Trouble downloading Office 365

I am trying to download Office 365 and I get an error message that Office "Couldn't install" and asking if my internet connection is working or if I have enough free space. My internet is working and ...
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Wget - Problems recursively downloading with authentication

So I'm trying to download the entire domain of a private wiki page. I've saved the cookies in a cookies.txt file and using it with wget for authentication like so: wget --load-cookies=cookies.txt ...
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Logging full network connection like in browser

Can I set my browser or download a special application to log/download everything that is going through network while browsing a site? When I open a website in Firefox, it downloads the files to ...
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Is softicle.com legit? [closed]

I was recently trying to re-install a Windows 8 machine, when I discovered that no installation media was provided with my machine. I then discovered this website, softicle.com. Here you can download ...
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Downloading an authenticated large file with command line tools

I need to download a file sized around 1.6GB. I's like to get it download via a command line tool like axel, wget or curl However, how can I download a file which needs to be logged in to the site ...
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Automatically download images

I am looking for a way to automatically download a gif image from a web-page. The problem is that I want to generate a list of URLs and then save a single gif image from each of them which is a map in ...
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Browser and package manager download speeds low

I recently started dual booting Linux Mint 17 alongside Windows 7. I have a 2 Mbps internet plan, and get around 270 kbps when torrenting. However, if I try downloading something from the Mint ...
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How to download PDFs from a sub page in search results

I'm trying to download all the intervention reports from the WWC (research project), but each PDF is behind its own web page so I have to click and open each result to get the PDF URL and save. See: ...
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Was my mozilla download corrupted after a system wake up?

I have a windows 7 OS with a mozilla firefox browser. I had a large ISO file being downloaded on it while I carelessly put the system in standby without pausing the download. Although the download ...
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in bash, how to load and execute an external bash script from a server, like github?

I'm thinking maybe I could have my ~/.bashrc (or other such customization bash file) live on my github and load it from whatever remote shell I log into with a command. Is that possible, and if so ...
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Zip files that are downloaded get corrupted many times randomly

I regularly download my torrent directly, instead of using a client, via filestream. Lately I've noticed that my downloads get corrupted many a times, especially zip files. Yesterday I downloaded a 8 ...
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My internet speed is 100 Mbps but my download speed is only 250 kbps Why?

I live in Denmark in the city of Fredensborg, my internet is living its own life, sometimes it has a download speed of 250 Kbps and sometimes it's 750 Kbps, it doesn't matter if I turn all my pcs and ...
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How to skip re-downloading of files in pear install?

When I inkove e.g. pear install -a -B horde/groupware following the installation script of hoardhttp://www.horde.org/apps/groupware/docs/INSTALL multiple time files are downloaded every time. How to ...
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Pywin 32 installation problems

I am having trouble downloading pywin32. I have a 64 bit computer, and when I go into command prompt and type in python.... it says I have Python 2.7.3 installed. Using this information, I tried to ...
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Curl slow download from other server

I'm trying to download large files to my personal VPS server from public video sharing site . curl -o bigfile.mp4 -A "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:29.0) Gecko/20120101 Firefox/29.0" "URL" ...
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AWS S3 cp does not download 40 GB file

I just uploaded a 40GB backup file from my linux EC2 machine to an S3 bucket. However when I want to download it the aws command ends with no message and nothing was copied. Here is my command: ...
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“Windows can't open this file” when downloading torrent with Chrome

Previously when I was clicking on a "get this torrent" button in Chrome, it would just download the .torrent file. That is the expected behaviour. Someday, probably surfing too late and too tired, I ...
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WGET downloading extremely slow

I am using the following command wget -r -np -k -p http://www.site.com/dir/ To download a small archive of files(there is a couple hundred files so I don't want to click download on each one and ...
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How do I change Firefox to highlight “save as” or “open with” by default on the download dialog?

No, I am not asking how to set a default application or action. Now that I have that out of the way, I want to know how to determine the default selected radio button for the download dialog: I ...
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Speed up proxy connection download speed

In my country http://youtube.com is banned and I cannot download from it so I used proxy(with Freegate),but now the download speed comes down(instead of 60KB/sec it's now about 20KB/s). why this ...
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How to play a Vimeo video in VLC media player?

You are able to play Youtube videos in VLC media player by going to Media > Open Network Stream and pasting in the Youtube video URL in the "Please enter a network URL:" box and pressing Play. For ...
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How to automatically save a list of files with different names?

I have a text file of URLs, each in the form of: http://domain.com/a/b/c/d.jpg I want to download all of these, but save each file under the name: c_d.jpg In other words, for each file, I want to ...
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How to get URL of a file in an HTTP GET request?

There's a web server that I access regularly by making an HTTP GET request like so: http://www.example.com/index.php?file=12&hd=0 It returns an OK response with a content type of video/x-flv and ...
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Why most of RAR files I download are corrupted?

I usually download using IDM and all of my downloads are direct links. I had an old computer before and I used to download from certain sites without no problem. Other users don't have any problems ...
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Download speed and ping suffers during PC to PC file copy

Why does the ping and internet download speed suffer on PC#1 when files copied from PC#1 to PC#2? During file copy, my ping goes from 20ms to 600ms+, Download speed goes from 1.8MB/S to 250 KB/S give ...
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How can I use Wget / Curl / Plowshare to download from 1fichier.com as a premium member?

How can I download files from 1fichier.com (I am a premium member) with the help of Wget / Curl / Plowshare (Plowdown) or other CLI / command line tool / script?
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CPanel - Is it possible to download a file with direct link to our own FTP folder?

I was wondering if there is a way to download a file with direct link to my own FTP Folder (using CPanel) without downloading it to my computer first. There are some methods to automate this process ...
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Does an MD5 match between a torrent file and an original file from a provider mean the torrent file is safe?

I wanted to download a certain distro of Linux. However it is only using bittorent for download. I'm not to keen on bittorent. If I do use it, however, if the MD5 I download matches the MD5 of the ...