Aria is another 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.
Feel free to review the Aria2 download manager article for more detailed usage. Below you can see few examples of aria2 basic usage
Here are some examples of using Aria2
Download a torrent file:
$ aria2c http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.10/ubuntu-18.10-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent
Download, using URLs listed in a text file:
$ aria2c -i downloadurls.txt
Resume incomplete download:
$ aria2c -c http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.10/ubuntu-18.10-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent
Download from password protected site:
$ aria2c –http-user=xxx –http-password=xxx https://protectedwebsite.com/file
To install Aria2, you can use the following commands:
$ sudo apt install aria2 # Debian/Ubuntu
yum install aria2 # CentOS/RHEL
dnf install aria2 # Fedora