Parallel file downloading with wget

wget -nv -O- | egrep -o "http://[^[:space:]]*.jpg" | xargs -P 10 -r -n 1 wget -nv
xargs can be used in this manner to download multiple files at a time, and xargs will in this case run 10 processes at a time and initiate a new one when the number running falls below 10.
Sample Output
2009-08-31 13:32:51 URL: [267946/267946] -> "-" [1]
2009-08-31 13:32:51 URL: [7184/7184] -> "180px-Sharp_Zaurus.jpg" [1]
2009-08-31 13:32:51 URL: [7670/7670] -> "180px-Roadrunner_supercomputer_HiRes.jpg" [1]
2009-08-31 13:32:51 URL: [11564/11564] -> "180px-Server_Linux.jpg" [1]

2009-08-31 18:37:33

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seofox · 3 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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