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:


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, 2010 at 7:02
  • @Bobby: However, it is possible using Cygwin + bash.
    – petersohn
    Aug 5, 2010 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, 2010 at 8:27
  • Pssst... there's a typo in the question that should be fixed: donwload.
    – boot13
    Aug 5, 2010 at 11:03

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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.

  • 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, 2010 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, 2010 at 6:05

aria2 might be the best solution. It have a lot of extra features as well and extremely easy to use.


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