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apt-get upgrade with bandwidth limit

Terminal - apt-get upgrade with bandwidth limit
trickle sudo apt-get update -y
2011-02-15 02:05:37
User: mrman
Functions: sudo
apt-get upgrade with bandwidth limit

Trickle is here: http://monkey.org/~marius/pages/?page=trickle

Trickle is a simple bandwidth limiter


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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

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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