Apt Fast is a shell script created by Matt Parnell, which increases the speed of apt-get downloads. It uses the Axel application to accelerate the speed of HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for a single file. After installation, apt-fast can be used instead of apt-get in Ubuntu Linux, in order to speed up downloads.
To use Apt fast, first install Axel, from the following Terminal command:
sudo apt-get install axel
After that, install Apt Fast by entering the following commands in the Terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tldm217/tahutek.net sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install apt-fast
Once Apt fast is installed, replace apt-get commands with apt-fast commands for an accelerated download speed.
You can also check out the alternative Apt-Fast installation method from the developer, Matt Parnell’s website here and download the .Sh file from the below link. However, I would personally recommend the above mentioned installation method as it is more convenient and hassle free.