Creating Jigsaw Download (JigDo) files for downloading ISO's

Introduction JigDo (JIGsaw DOwnload) is a small utility that can assemble a CD/DVD image from it’s internal files. For example, Debian has been using it for years for distributing the entire distribution: you downloaded a .jigdo file, and then, using the utility jigdo-lite (package jigdo-file on Debian like and RPM based1. This way, you only downloaded small files from servers, preventing line failures, spreading load between several servers, etc. Furthermore, if you already had some files (for example if you started at version X and have been downloading and keeping all files until X....

November 15, 2007 · 3 min · Pablo Iranzo Gómez
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