Download Packages and Updates Faster Using Apt-Fast

apt-fast is a script that interacts with download accelerators for linux like axel and aria2. It is like apt-get or aptitude but with concurrent connections that speed up the download process.

Commands of apt-fast are similar to apt-get/aptitude commands.

Install aria2 or axel first:

Installing from ppa:

There will be options you need to confirm during installation. See below.


Select apt-get or aptitude and press enter.

apt-fast 2

I prefer 7 here, default is 5.

apt-fast 3

I selected no here.

And that’s it, you can now download packages and updates faster.