Cuddle: bash download manager

I’ve always been looking for a command-line based download manager but the few available solutions didn’t satisfy my requirements. Today I stumbled upon Cuddle which code is somewhat old (files on SourceForge are from 2007) but seems to be the most simple and usable tool I have seen so fare.

Cuddle makes use of Wget, provides a download queue, supports multiple downloads and allows the usage of wgets limit-rate feature.

To get started install Cuddle (gets placed in your ~/bin)

To add downloads to the queue use

When finished adding files to the queue start downloading with

You can watch progress with


Very basic help is shown when you type

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