axel 2.16.1 download accelerator for Windows

Version 2.16.1 native Windows binaries has been added to Unix Tools Package for Windows.

AXEL - a popular and light command line download accelerator for Linux and Unix is now available in Windows.


Axel is a program that downloads a file from a FTP or HTTP server through multiple connection, each connection downloads its own part of the file.

Unlike most other programs, Axel downloads all the data directly to the destination file, using one single thread. It just saves some time at the end because the program doesn't have to concatenate all the downloaded parts.

Please have a look at the manual here.

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This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.