I want to download a file from another server and then save it to /dev/null in order to increase monthly traffic of the first server.
man axel says, I should either use
-o file or
--output=file, but this is the issue:
axel -an16 -o /dev/null http://ip/file
When I run this and only when I want to save the output file to
null file, I get this error:
File size: 4294967296 bytes No state file, cannot resume!
But when I omit
-o /dev/null as it exists, it works and starts downloading. Also when I use
-o with some different name that doesn't exist, it works fine. While I can use
wget -O /dev/null without any issues.
I googled a bit and it seems it's
axel command bug but it's not resolved yet.
Am I right with the command? Or I'm doing something wrong here? Would you please help me if this is the right way or I should use
wget command or even another way?