I was given the http://some_url/file.rar address of a very large far file (8 GB). I want to download it directly in my external HDD. I haven't found any way to do this other than opening a terminal and typing this 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 Mac OSX hasn't 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: 1) select URL; 2) download to... It works, but is not a built-in solution as requires the user makes the script and packages 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.