Aria2 Command Line Download Accelerator for Linux

Aria is a multi-protocol download tool. Aria supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/SFTP BitTorrent and Metalink. Some of the features that make it different compared to others are that it supports the download of files from multiple locations at the same time, magnet links and is fully featured BitTorrent client. As a BitTorrent client, it supports DHT, PEX, encryption, Magnet URI, web seeding, selective downloads, and local peer discovery.

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Curl Download Accelerator for Linux

A curl is a tool that can be used to transfer data from or to a server. It supports multiple protocols. According to its man page, the following protocols are supported DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET, and TFTP.

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How to Transfer Files Between Two Computers using nc and pv Commands

Hi fellow Linux readers, I’m bringing you yet another great article from our Linux Tips and Tricks series, this time we will be using two lesser known Linux utilities that you should must know about. This article will explain how do you transfer files between two Linux computers using nc (networking utility) and pv (pipe viewer) commands, before moving further let me explain what are these two commands.

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fd – A Simple and Fast Alternative to Find Command

Most of the Linux users are well familiar with the find command and the many cases it can be used. Today we are going to review an alternative to find command, called fd.

fd, is a simple, fast and user-friendly tool meant to simply perform faster compared to find. It is not meant to completely replace find, but rather give you an easy to use alternative that performs slightly faster.

Some of the notable features of fd:

  1. Easy to use syntax – fd *pattern* instead of find -iname *pattern*.
  2. Colorful output similar to the one of ls command.
  3. Fast performance. Developer’s benchmarks are available here.
  4. Smart search with case-insensitive by default and switches to case sensitive if patter containers an uppercase symbol.
  5. Does not look in hidden files and directories by default.
  6. Does not look into .gitignore by default.
  7. Unicode awareness.
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TLDR – Easy to Understand Man Pages for Every Linux User

The TLDR (stands for “Too Long; Didn’t Read“. ) pages are summarized practical usage examples of commands on different operating systems including Linux. They simplify man pages by offering practical examples.

TLDR is an Internet slang, meaning a post, article, comment or anything such as a manual page was too long, and whoever used the phrase didn’t read it for that reason. The content of TLDR pages is openly available under the permissive MIT License.

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