wget command – how to limit the download rate

Sometimes it is necessary to limit the download rate of the wget command, e.g. when you are downloading a large file over a slow internet connection. The parameter to apply a download speed limit is the --limit-rate option. This setting is followed by the rate limit plus "k" for Kbit or "m" for MBit.


wget --limit-rate 128k http://downloadserver.tld/bigfile.zip

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