Speed Up apt-get Downloads With apt-fast [Ubuntu PPA]

Apt-fast is a script that can “drastically improve APT download speed” by using command line download accelerators such as Axel or Aria2 with multiple connections per package.We’ve actually blogged about apt-fast back in 2009 but since then, the script has received some important changes so I’ve wanted to update our readers with its current status.Since our previous apt-fast articles, the script has gained support for multiple download tools (axel and aria2), an option to download the binary in the current folder as well as an option to use either apt-get or aptitude. Further more, apt-fast has an official PPA for Ubuntu users and it’s even present in the official repositories for some Linux distributions, like PCLinuxOS for instance.Features:uses aria2 or axel, 2 great command line download tools to improve download speed, with multiple connections per package supports both apt-get and aptitudeproxy supportsupports most apt-get functions: install, upgrade, dist-upgrade, build-dep and so onDon’t expect the script to do wonders for slow Internet connections (though I can’t really comment here since I have a really fast connection), but if you have a decent Internet connection, you should see some pretty big improvements in downloading the binaries. This is especially useful

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