How to Install ProZilla and Apt-Proz on Ubuntu 13.04 via PPA

Hello Linux Geeksters! In this article I will show you how to install ProZilla and Apt-Proz on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail via PPA. ProZilla is a popular download accelerator. It has a tui interface (text user interface) so it does not use too much memory.

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This is how ProZilla works: it splits the file into pieces and completes multiple connections in search of the pieces. This way ProZilla uses your full internet bandwidth and speeds up your download. Apt-proz is the apt-get equivalent, but it uses the ProZilla accelerator.

How to install ProZilla and Apt-Proz on Ubuntu 13.04:

Add the repo:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tahutek-team/prozilla

Update the system:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install the software:

$ sudo apt-get install prozilla apt-proz

How to use Prozilla and Apt-Proz:

ProZilla:

Syntax: proz download_url

$ proz http://linuxg.net/file.tgz

To resume the download, use proz -r download_url:

$ proz -r http://linuxg.net/file.tgz

To limit the download speed, in bps (bits per second): proz –max-bps=8388608 download_url

Note: 1 megabyte is 1024 kilobiytes, 1 kilobyte is 1024 bytes, 1 byte is 8 bits. So, 1 megabyte is 8388608 bits. I use google for calculating this.

$ proz --max-bps=8388608 http://linuxg.net/file.tgz

For a ftp search, use the -s argument: proz -s download_url

$ proz -s http://linuxg.net/file.tgz

Apt-proz:

To search for a package, in the repos you can still use apt-cache search, but install the package with sudo apt-proz install packagename.

To update the system,use sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.

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