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plowlist - List links from shared folders websites


plowlist [OPTIONS]... [MODULE_OPTIONS]... URL...


plowlist is a command-line tool designed for listing links (files) on file-sharing websites. Provided links can be downloaded with plowdown(1).


Common options

-i, --interface=IFACE
If your machine has several network interfaces, force using IFACE interface.
-R, --recursive
Recurse into sub folders.
-t, --timeout=SECS
This is useful for mirroring/multi-upload services. Remote links may not be available or partially, in this case, module exit status is 10 (temporary unavailable error). plowlist will wait exponentially until SECS (seconds) is reached. When unspecified, this option is zero (no wait, same legacy behavior) and applies for one single URL listing. Note: Don't give a too big value here (I'll advise few minutes), some hosters may be stuck in some "queued for upload" state.
Print results (on stdout) in a given format (for each non-dead link). Default format string is "%F%u%n". Interpreted sequences are:
raw % character
filename (can be empty string if module list function does not report any name)
empty if %f is empty, or alias to "# %f%n".
module name
tabulation character
download url
same as %u but url is escaped for JSON usage

Logging options

-v, --verbose=LEVEL
Set output verbosity level:
0 none,
1 errors,
2 notice (default behavior),
3 debug,
4 report (very noisy, log HTML pages).
-q, --quiet
Alias for -v0. Do not print any debug messages.

Miscellaneous options

Disables log messages (stderr only) output coloring.
If no module is found for link, get page (HTTP GET) and simply grep all URLs contained inside.
Do not use curl config file (~/.curlrc).
Force using an alternate curl configuration file. Replaces ~/.curlrc if it exists. This option has no effect when --no-curlrc is defined.
Do not consider any configuration file.
Force using an alternate configuration file (instead of per-user or systemwide plowshare.conf). This option has no effect when --no-plowsharerc is defined.
Display all supported module names (one per line) and exit. Useful for wrappers.

Generic program information

-h, --help
Display main help and exit.
-H, --longhelp
Display complete help (with module options) and exit.
Output version information and exit.


Common options

-p, --link-password=PASSWORD
Used for password-protected folders.

All switches are not implemented nor required for all modules. See help message for detailed modules option list.


This is the per-user configuration file.
Systemwide configuration file.

The file format is described in plowshare.conf(5).

User directory considered when searching for modules at startup (plowlist will try to open ~/.config/plowshare/modules.d/*/config). One file per module (hoster).


The following environment variables may affect plowlist:
Search for user configuration directory in ~/.config/plowshare (see FILES section above). If found, ~/.curlrc will be used (use --no-curlrc to disable it).
Specifies an alternate curl command ($PATH search is considered). If not defined, curl is used.
The directory to store user configuration files. If not defined, ~/.config is assumed.


Possible exit codes are:
Success. Folder contain one or several files.
Fatal error. Upstream site updated or unexpected result.
No available module (provided URL is not supported).
Network error. Mostly curl related.
Timeout reached (refer to -t/--timeout command-line option).
Links are temporarily unavailable. This is used by mirroring/multi-upload services, maybe uploads are still being processed.
Folder is password protected.
Folder has been deleted or does not exist or is empty.
Unknown command line parameter or incompatible options.

If plowlist is invoked with multiple links and one or several errors occur, the first error code is returned added with 100.


Plowshare was initially written by Arnau Sanchez. See the AUTHORS file for a list of some of the many other contributors.

Plowshare is (C) 2010-2016 The Plowshare Team


plowdown(1), plowup(1), plowdel(1), plowprobe(1), plowshare.conf(5), plowmod(1).
July 13, 2016 GPL