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Limit bandwidth usage by apt-get

Terminal - Limit bandwidth usage by apt-get
sudo apt-get -o Acquire::http::Dl-Limit=30 upgrade
2010-03-22 01:29:44
User: alemani
Functions: sudo
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Limit bandwidth usage by apt-get

Limits the usage of bandwidth by apt-get, in the example the command will use 30Kb/s ;)

It should work for most apt-get actions (install, update, upgrade, dist-upgrade, etc.)

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Terminal - Alternatives
sudo apt-get -o Acquire::http::Dl-Limit=20 -o Acquire::https::Dl-Limit=20 upgrade -y
2011-02-14 05:24:49
User: ruslan
Functions: sudo
2

in Debian-based systems apt-get could be limited to the specified bandwidth in kilobytes using the apt configuration options(man 5 apt.conf, man apt-get). I'd quote man 5 apt.conf:

"The used bandwidth can be limited with Acquire::http::Dl-Limit which accepts integer values in kilobyte. The default value is 0 which deactivates the limit and tries uses as much as possible of the bandwidth..."

"HTTPS URIs. Cache-control, Timeout, AllowRedirect, Dl-Limit and proxy options are the same as for http..."

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You might elaborate that it is for update or add tags like apt, aptitude, update-manager, etc.

Comment by Buzzcp 243 weeks and 4 days ago

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