I was given the
http://some_url/file.rar address of a very large file (8 GB). I want to download it directly to my external HDD. I haven't found any way to do this other than opening a terminal and typing these commands:
cd /Volumes/ExternalDisk curl http://some_url/file.rar > file.rar
So the good old Unix solved my problem. But is it possible that OS X hasn't got such a capability?
I know I can type the URL in Safari and then option-click, but I need to change the default download directory. Similar approach with Firefox.
Another possibility I found is to create an Automator script made of two steps:
- select URL
- download to...
It works, but is not a built-in solution as requires the user make the script and package it in an app.
Is there a better a more Mac-style way to do this (without using external applications)? To see such a feature in the Finder would be nice.