Install the Jdownloader download manager on Linux


jdownloader is a free download manager written in Java, which is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. This manager allows users to easily start, stop, pause and stop downloads, it also has a bandwidth limit.

On the other hand within the characteristics that it has This download manager we can highlight the following: dupload multiple files in parallel, download with multiple connections, decrypt RSDF, CCF and DLC file containers , download video and Mp3: Youtube, Vimeo, clipfish, automatic extractor (includes password search list).

In addition to this we can add independent plugins created by third partiesAmong the most popular is the anticapcha plugin with which we avoid having to enter the captchas to download from the servers that require it.

How to install Jdownlader on Linux?

First of all they will have to have java installed previously, since Jdownlader is written in Java so it is extremely necessary that we have it installed for it to function on our system.
In order to install this manager in our system, we must first download the installer that they offer us from their official website, you can download from this link.

Immediately after we open a terminal and we position ourselves on the folder where the installer was saved, the most common folder is the Downloads folder. Then we proceed to run the installer, since the installer exists for 64 or 32-bit systems, the nomenclature of the file changes but with the following command they install it no matter which one they downloaded:

sudo sh JD*.sh

All we have to do now is continue with the installation by giving next to each window, since if you want to do a custom installation you must make your pertinent adjustments in each window that appears before you click on next.
Finally, it will only download the necessary files and finish the installation, closing the installer will open Jdownlader or we can find it commonly within our applications menu in the Internet section.


Jdownlader has download support from many direct download sites, in my case the tutorials or systems that I find are hosted by Mega or by Torrent, they are rarely available from the same site or from some other server.
There is also the extension for Google Chrome with which we can complement our manager, the link to install the extension In our browser it is this, I do not know if it exists for Firefox or Opera since at the moment I am not managing these browsers for reasons of personal use.

How to use Jdownlader? 

The first thing we must do is go to the settings that we find in the menu bar, and in options, it will open a window like this: 

Jdownloader settings

This is where we can configure the manager to our needs, in the first section ewe find the general settings, where we can change the default folder where the downloads are saved, we edit how many simultaneous downloads can be made, the bandwidth that Jdownloader will use for downloadsIf we are downloading the same file to do, enable or disable the auto-initiate downloads options when Jdownloader is run as well as the link grabber. 

In the second section of Reconnection here we will edit the settings, here we can create both a script and a macro that will be in charge of performing the tasks that we assign, for example, to disconnect our connection to be able to get a new IP or to be renewing the IP, this in order that some servers allow certain downloads by IP, the settings here depend a lot on your internet server as well as your modem or router.  

In the connection manager part here is in case we want to use a proxy, here we can add the data of it. 

In the next section of account manager is to add our premium accounts to the servers that Jdownloader supports, this in order that the downloads you make are not done as if they were free user and you can use your account to the maximum, although today you can find almost everything through Mega or MediaFire. 

The following sections are more customizable so we find a scheduler, auto-shutdown of downloads, edit the Jdownloader interface and other things. 

Well, it's all on my part and I hope it's useful to you. 

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  1.   Dani said

    For the "archers":
    yaourt -S jdownloader2

  2.   Luis said

    java, no thanks.

    1.    Charly said

      There is no foolproof system or method.

  3.   ProletarianLibertarian said

    I use both Firefox and Yandex Browser (Chromium) and there are plugins for both.

  4.   leo said

    I already had it installed, but good article, it's a good program

  5.   Sandra M. said

    It worked perfectly for me, so thank you very much for the tutorial :)

  6.   Charly said

    Thanks but it is not necessary to use sudo, in fact it is better not to.
    I'm not interested in registering, I got here through google but it gave me a lot of problems having to use sudo, that's why I wanted to share my experience.

  7.   Diego G. said

    I agree with the last comment. Using sudo has given me a lot of headaches.

  8.   john said

    Thank you very much, all your steps work perfectly

  9.   Melek said

    Na what to see ameo….

    $ chmod 755 ./Downloads/
    $ sudo ./Downloads/

    If they have a 32-bit version, it changes to
    You're welcome.

  10.   Edge said


  11.   Juanjo Gurillo placeholder image said

    Thank you very much for the tutorial. Working perfect the first time.