Randall A Sindlinger on 22 Feb 2011 14:05:57 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Fw: Throttling network bandwidth usage ala nice or ionice...

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 11:42:08AM -0500, Edmond Rodriguez wrote:
> Trickle and trickled does this to a point.  Trickle lets you limit
> bandwidth for a process started with it.
> Trickled lets you add priorities to bandwidth for different network types.
> So a trickled config file like this one will not help give the browser
> more priority than the wget:?:

If you always want wget to be throttled, then a quick-and-dirty solution
(that's not really all that dirty) would be to just write a wrapper for
wget.  Just make an executable in /usr/local/bin that says

  exec trickle -d 20 /usr/bin/wget $@

Then, you just need to double-check that your path correctly has /usr/local/bin
precede /usr/bin.

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