Ubuntu 19.04

How to install Xdman on Ubuntu 19.04 (Best Download Manager)

When it comes to the best download manager alternative of Internet Download Manager (Windows), then in the case of the Linux, “Xdman” tops the list. It provides a lot of similar features to that of IDM. So, today we are going to learn about “how to install xdman on ubuntu 19.04” using the command line as well as the GUI.

Download the Xdman Package

In order to download the Xdman, go to the official website URL (http://xdman.sourceforge.net/#downloads), after that download the appropriate package for your needs, in our case we have downloaded it for “Linux 64 bit“.

Go to the xdman website
Go to the xdman website

From the picture below we can confirm that our download has been started.

Xdman download started
Xdman download started

Extract the “.tar.xz” package file

Now, here we can achieve this task with two different methods:

1. GUI method

In this, we can simply right-click on the package for the “Extract Here” option, as shown in the picture below.

Extract .tar.xz file in ubuntu 19.04
Extract .tar.xz file in ubuntu 19.04

After the extraction has been completed, a folder with the name of “package file name” except the “.tar.xz” extension will be created, as shown in the image below. After the package has been extracted the folder with the “xdm-2018-x64” has been created.

File has been extracted using GUI
File has been extracted using GUI

2. Command-Line method

This method is more appropriate as the follow-up steps after this is going to be done in the command-line itself, so why not run the terminal in the first place.

In our case, it is the “~/Downloads” folder, but run the following command in the folder where your xdman package has been download.

$ tar -xvf xdm-2018-x64.tar.xz
Extract .tar.xz files in ubuntu 19.04 using terminal
Extract .tar.xz files in ubuntu 19.04 using the terminal

From the screenshot shown above, after the package has been extracted, we will be having two files:

  • install.sh = main file to start the installation
  • readme.txt = metadata about the install.sh file

Install Xdman

It is time to install the package in order to use the xdman download manager, we can do that with the help of the following command:

$ sudo ./install.sh
Install xdman in ubuntu 19.04
Install xdman in ubuntu 19.04

Start Xdman

Now, in order to manually start the “xdman” process we need to run it inside the terminal by typing “xdman” and hitting the “Enter” key from the keyboard.

Run xdman in ubuntu 19.04
Run xdman in ubuntu 19.04

After that, a window as shown below will be going to pop-up on your screen, it confirms that our xdman has been successfully installed.

Xdman has been successfully download and installed on ubuntu 19.04
Xdman has been successfully downloaded and installed on ubuntu 19.04

One of the advanced features of “Xdman” is the “Browser monitoring” and seamlessly grab the download links from the browsers.

So, in order to activate and use that feature, we have to enable it for each browser choice, specifically.

Xdman Browser Monitoring

Go to Tools -> Browser monitoring as shown below in order to access its related settings.

Enable browser monitoring in xdman
Enable browser monitoring in xdman

Xdman browser monitoring for “Mozilla Firefox”

To install it, simply click on the Install addon button for the firefox browser, as shown below.

Enable xdman for mozilla firefox
Enable xdman for Mozilla Firefox

A screen as shown below will be going to be shown to you, click on either of the options, the addon will going to be installed.

Download xdman addon from mozilla on ubuntu 19.04
Download xdman addon from Mozilla on ubuntu 19.04

Xdman browser monitoring for “Google Chrome”

To install it, simply click on the Install addon button for the Chrome browser, as shown below.

Download xdman extension for google chrome on ubuntu 19.04
Download xdman extension for google chrome on ubuntu 19.04

You will be redirected to the Chrome Web Store, and a screen like below will be shown to you, click on the “Add to Chrome” button to start the installation process.

Click on add to chrome button
Click on add to chrome button

After that, click on the “Add extension” button.

Add xdman extension in google chrome
Add xdman extension in google chrome

From the picture below, we can confirm that the “Xdman chrome extension” has been successfully installed.

Xdman extension for google chrome has been installed
Xdman extension for google chrome has been installed

Test Xdman

We are going to download the “Opera Browser” in order to test the “xdman installation“.

Download a file using xdman downloaD manager
Download a file using xdman downloaD manager

From the picture below, we can see that the “opera” installation file has been successfully downloaded using the xdman download manager.

Download completed in xdman download manager
Download completed in xdman download manager

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