This tutorial shows you how to install the latest uGet download manager in Ubuntu 15.10/15.04 and keep it up-to-date using its official PPA.
uGet is an open-source, lightweight, and full-featured download manager for Linux, Windows, and Android. It allows you to download in multiple parallel streams for download acceleration, put files in a Download Queue, Pause & Resume downloads, Advanced Category Management, Browser Integration, Clipboard Monitoring, Batch Downloads, localized into 23 Languages, and many more features.
The most recent uGet 2.0.1 was released a few hours ago with following changes:
- curl plug-in:
- create new download file if file size is not the same.
- use common user & password by default.
- response error if post or cookie file not found.
- don’t create aria2 control file if download file create failed.
- if error occurred while allocating disk space, delete created download file.
- count downloaded size after splitting download. (avoid progress > 100%)
- avoid crash if user doesn’t specify argument value.
- When creating folder failed, check folder exists before returning error.
- When uGet get SIGTERM, it will save settings and call sync() for Linux.
- check and fix settings after loading Setting.json
How to Install / Upgrade uGet in Ubuntu:
1. Add uGet PPA repository
Open terminal from the Dash, Launcher, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run below command to add its PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable
2. Then install or upgrade uGet.
Don’t have a previous version installed? Just launch Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install the package uget after running below command to refresh system cache:
sudo apt-get update
To upgrade uGet, you can always launch Software Updater, and install available updates after checking for updates: