Limit bandwidth usage by any program

trickle -d 60 wget http://very.big/file
Trickle is a voluntary, cooperative bandwidth shaper. it works entirely in userland and is very easy to use. The most simple application is to limit the bandwidth usage of programs.

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2010-03-29 06:55:30

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