Install aria2 on Ubuntu 20.04

The aria2 is a tool which allows to donwload files via command line using various protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent, and Metalink. This tool resumes incomplete download where it stopped.

This tutorial explains how to install aria2 on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install aria2

Make sure the package lists are up-to-date:

sudo apt update

Install aria2:

sudo apt install -y aria2

After the installation is completed, aria2 will be available as aria2c command. We can check version:

aria2c --version

Testing aria2

To download a file, run the aria2c command and provide URL as argument:

aria2c http://ipv4.download.thinkbroadband.com/100MB.zip

The -o option allows to specify the filename for downloaded file.

aria2c -o test.zip http://ipv4.download.thinkbroadband.com/100MB.zip

Uninstall aria2

If you want to completely remove aria2 and related dependencies, execute the following command:

sudo apt purge --autoremove -y aria2

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