Apt-Fast Speeds Up Package Downloads In Ubuntu

Apt-Fast Speeds Up Package Downloads In Ubuntu

Linux: Apt-Get is a great command line tool for downloading apps in Linux, but if you’re looking for even faster downloads, Apt-Fast can nearly double your download speeds in Ubuntu.Apt-Fast isn’t an application, just a shell script that uses the Axel download accelerator to download different pieces of a package simultaneously, lowering the total time it takes to download a package. To set it up, download the shell script, put it in your home folder, and run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install axel
sudo mv apt-fast.sh /usr/bin/apt-fast
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/apt-fast

This installs the Axel download acclerator, moves the apt-fast script to /usr/bin (where most executable applications are stored), and makes it executable. From then on, you can install packages with it the same way you would with Apt-Get: just type sudo apt-fast install packagename, where packagename is the app you want to download. You should notice a significant speed increase in how fast it downloads. Of course, make sure you’ve chosen the right server for super-fast downloads, too. Hit the link to check it out.

apt-fast and Axel: Roughly 26x Faster apt-get Installations and Upgrades [Matt Parnell via Linux Action Show]

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