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Have you ever had to install a lot of updates? And does it take you a long time? Keeping our systems always up to date is important, but it’s also important to save time and optimize our work.
Apt-fast is a script that allows each package to be pulled from multiple locations during its download. This in turn leads to faster download of all packages, and this leads to faster completion of our work on updating and installing packages.

First things first, lets add the repository, download and install app-fast

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apt-fast/stable 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-fast  
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

Now you can use it just like apt-get or apt

sudo apt-fast update
sudo apt-fast upgrade 
sudo apt-fast dist-update

Here is the output of apt-fast installing bmon

root@webleit:~# apt-fast install bmon
bmon                                     1:4.0-6                   45KiB
libconfuse2                              3.2.2+dfsg-1              24KiB
libconfuse-common                        3.2.2+dfsg-1             5.4KiB
libnl-route-3-200                        3.4.0-1                  146KiB
Download size: 219KiB

Do you want to download the packages? [Y/n]

02/20 17:07:47 [NOTICE] Downloading 4 item(s)

02/20 17:07:47 [NOTICE] Verification finished successfully. file=/var/cache/apt/apt-fast/libconfuse2_3.2.2+dfsg-1_amd64.deb

02/20 17:07:47 [NOTICE] Download complete: /var/cache/apt/apt-fast/libconfuse2_3.2.2+dfsg-1_amd64.deb

02/20 17:07:47 [NOTICE] Verification finished successfully. file=/var/cache/apt/apt-fast/libnl-route-3-200_3.4.0-1_amd64.deb

02/20 17:07:47 [NOTICE] Download complete: /var/cache/apt/apt-fast/libnl-route-3-200_3.4.0-1_amd64.deb

02/20 17:07:47 [NOTICE] Verification finished successfully. file=/var/cache/apt/apt-fast/libconfuse-common_3.2.2+dfsg-1_all.deb

02/20 17:07:47 [NOTICE] Download complete: /var/cache/apt/apt-fast/libconfuse-common_3.2.2+dfsg-1_all.deb

02/20 17:07:47 [NOTICE] Verification finished successfully. file=/var/cache/apt/apt-fast/bmon_1%3a4.0-6_amd64.deb

02/20 17:07:47 [NOTICE] Download complete: /var/cache/apt/apt-fast/bmon_1%3a4.0-6_amd64.deb

Download Results:
gid   |stat|avg speed  |path/URI
a26dfb|OK  |   5.6MiB/s|/var/cache/apt/apt-fast/libconfuse2_3.2.2+dfsg-1_amd64.deb
adf53e|OK  |    10MiB/s|/var/cache/apt/apt-fast/libnl-route-3-200_3.4.0-1_amd64.deb
977019|OK  |   2.6MiB/s|/var/cache/apt/apt-fast/libconfuse-common_3.2.2+dfsg-1_all.deb
77f61e|OK  |   5.4MiB/s|/var/cache/apt/apt-fast/bmon_1%3a4.0-6_amd64.deb

Status Legend:
(OK):download completed.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libconfuse-common libconfuse2 libnl-route-3-200
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  bmon libconfuse-common libconfuse2 libnl-route-3-200
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/224 kB of archives.
After this operation, 798 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

Code language: Bash (bash)

In case during download a file crashes you can use the command clean

sudo apt-fast clean 

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