Apt-fast:- Apt-Get on Steriods

Source: ilikenwf/apt-fast · GitHub

apt-fast 1.8

apt-fast is a shellscript wrapper for apt-get and aptitude that can drastically improve apt download times by downloading packages in parallel, with multiple connections per package.

Setup/Install

Ubuntu 14.04 and later versions

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:saiarcot895/myppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install apt-fast

Ubuntu 11.04~13.10 (out of date)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install apt-fast

Ubuntu PPA

You can use the Ubuntu PPA to get a graphical configuration file setup and automatic updates, for details see:

Some distros, such as PCLinuxOS include apt-fast in their repos.

Other sources:

1. Speed Up apt-get Downloads With apt-fast [Ubuntu PPA] ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog

2. How to speed up slow apt-get install on Debian or Ubuntu – Xmodulo

3. apt-fast: Improve apt-get Download Speed | Unixmen

Usage

Similar to apt-get functions, we can use:

apt-fast install package
apt-fast remove package
apt-fast update
apt-fast upgrade
apt-fast dist-upgrade

and more.

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