The jDownloader application allows you to download files from many links simultaneously. It comes with handy features like pausing and resuming downloads, extracting contents from compressed archvies automatically, and setting maximum bandwidth usage, among other things to help you manage all of your downloads. It is an open source tool available for Linux systems and will make bulk downloading much easier for you.
In this tutorial, we will go over the step by step instructions to download and install jDownloader on Ubuntu Linux and Debian Linux. This will involve installing the latest Java JRE, and then installing jDownloader. Afterwards, we will launch jDownloader and show you how to add links to the download queue.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install Java JRE
- How to download and install jDownloader
- How to use jDownloader to download from multiple links
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Ubuntu Linux or Debian Linux|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
How to install jDownloader step by step instructions
Follow the step by step instructions below to install jDownloader on Ubuntu or Debian.
- First, we will install the Java JRE since it is a pre requisite. Open up a terminal and type the following commands to install it.
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install -y openjdk-18-jre
- Next, head to the jDownloader website and click on the download link for Linux.
- A Bash script will be downloaded, which is all that will be needed to install the program. Make the script executable and then run it:
$ chmod +x JDownloader2Setup_unix_nojre.sh $ ./JDownloader2Setup_unix_nojre.sh
- The installation menu should now appear. Click Next to get started with installation.
- On the next prompt, you can choose where to install jDownloader. We will leave ours at the default location.
- The rest of the jDownloader package will now be downloaded for you, and all that you have to do is wait a moment.
- Once it is done installing, open jDownloader and get started by clicking on “Add New Links” in the bottom right corner.
- Insert your download links into the first box. You can also fill out the other boxes if they are applicable. When done, click continue and your downloads will begin!
In this tutorial, we saw how to install jDownloader on an Ubuntu and Debian Linux system. jDownloader works well for bulk downloads, and can even download entire websites. It is definitely a lot simpler than manually downloading dozens of files, or writing a unique script in the command line for every new batch download scenario.