Use Wget Limiting Download Speed

Last Updated: Wed, July 27, 2022

When you want to limit the download speed to preserve resources for other tasks. You can limit the download speed by using the --limit-rate option followed by the maximum speed allowed in kiloBits per second and the letter k.

Download the favicon of with a speed of 15 kB/S.

wget --limit-rate 1k

Limiting download speed

This is useful when you don't want Wget to consume the entire available bandwidth.

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