A long time ago I was whining into the Internet about how there didn’t seem to be a console-based download manager, much like you see attached to most conventional graphical browsers (or in the case of elinks, text-based browsers).
And I am in awe that it still works. 😯
But fttps was meant to sit and wait, like a download daemon. As you can see it has a progress bar, a projected time to completion, and download speed.
A longer list of links would be more dramatic, because the author added the ability to start or stop links, resume them, and select downloads with the star that you see on the left.
Not a bad little program. It’s a shame it never reached full fruition.
In any case, the source is still there and it’s still functional. Keep in mind that this is meant for python2; chances are it won’t quite work with recent versions of python.
Now drag out that Pentium, slap a network card in the PCMCIA port and start downloading. 😈