amulecmd - Man Page

Console-based program to control aMule


amulecmd [-h <host>] [-p <port>] [-P <password>] [-f <path>] [-q] [-v] [-l <lang>] { [-w] | [-c <command>] }

amulecmd [--create-config-from=<path>]

amulecmd [--version]

amulecmd [--help]


amulecmd is a console-based client to control aMule.

[ -h <host>, --host=<host> ]

Host where aMule is running (default: localhost). <host> might be an IP address or a DNS name

[ -p <port>, --port=<port> ]

aMule's port for External Connections, as set in Preferences->Remote Controls (default: 4712)

[ -P <password>, --password=<password> ]

External Connections password.

[ -f <path>, --config-file=<path> ]

Use the given configuration file. Default configuration file is ~/.aMule/remote.conf

[ -q,  --quiet ]

Do not print any output to stdout.

[ -v,  --verbose ]

Be verbose - show also debug messages.

[ -l <lang>, --locale=<lang> ]

Sets program locale (language). See the Notes section for the description of the <lang> parameter.

[ -w,  --write-config ]

Write command line options to config file and exit

[ -c <command>, --command=<command> ]

Execute <command> as if it was entered at amulecmd's prompt and exit.

[ --create-config-from=<path> ]

Create config file based upon <path>, which must point to a valid aMule config file, and then exit.

[ -v, --version ]

Displays the current version number.

[ -h, --help ]

Prints a short usage description.


All commands are case insensitive.

Add <eD2k-link> | <magnet-link>

Adds an eD2k-link or a magnet-link to the core.

The eD2k link to be added can be:

  • a file link (ed2k://|file|...), it will be added to the download queue;
  • a server link (ed2k://|server|...), it will be added to the server list;
  • a serverlist link, in which case all servers in the list will be added to the server list.

The magnet link must contain the eD2k hash and file length.

Cancel <hash> | <number>

Cancels the download specified by <hash> or <number>. To get the value use show.

Connect [ kad | ed2k | <ip|name> ]

Connect to the network.

This will connect to all networks that are enabled in Preferences.

With the optional parameter you can specify which network to connect to. Giving a server address in the form of IP:Port (where IP is either a dotted decimal IPv4 address or a resolvable DNS name) aMule will connect to that server only.

Disconnect [ ed2k | kad ]

Disconnect from all networks you are connected to, or just disconnect from the specified network.

Download <number>

Start downloading a file.

The <number> of a file from the last search has to be given. Example: `download 12' will start to download the file with the number 12 of the previous search.


Disconnect from amule/amuled and quit amulecmd.

Get <what>

Get and display a preference value.

Available values for <what>:


Get bandwidth limits.


Get IPFilter preferences.

Help [ <command> ]

Prints a short usage description. If called without parameter, it shows a list of available commands. If called with <command>, it shows a short description of the given command.

Pause <hash> | <number>

Pauses the download specified by <hash> or <number>. To get the value use show.

Priority <priority> <hash> | <number>

Set priority of a download specified by <hash> or <number>.

Available values for <priority>:


Automatic priority.


High priority.


Low priority.


Normal priority.


Shows the progress of an on-going search.


A synonim of the exit command.

Reload <what>

Reloads a given object.

Available values for <what>:


Reload shared files list.


Reload IP filter tables.


Reset the log.


Shows you the results of the last search.

Resume <hash> | <number>

Resumes the download specified by <hash> or <number>. To get the value use show.

Search <type> <keyword>

Makes a search for the given <keyword>. A search type and a keyword to search is mandatory to do this. Example: `search kad amule' performs a kad search for `amule'.

Available search types:


Performs a global search.


Performs a search on the Kademlia network.


Performs a local search.

Set <what>

Sets a given preferences value.

Available values for <what>:


Set bandwidth limits.


Set IPFilter preferences.

Show <what>

Shows upload/download queue, servers list or shared files list.

Available values for <what>:


Show download queue.


Show log.


Show servers list.


Show upload queue.


Shutdown the remote running core (amule/amuled). This will also shut down the text client, since it is unusable without a running core.

Statistics [ <number> ]

Show statistics tree.

The optional <number> in the range of 0-255 can be passed as argument to this command, which tells how many entries of the client version subtree should be shown. Passing 0, or omitting it means `unlimited'.

Example: `statistics 5' will show only the top 5 versions for each client type.


Show connection status, current up/download speeds, etc.



For all options which take a <path> value, if the path contains no directory part (i.e. just a plain filename), then it is considered to be under the aMule configuration directory, ~/.aMule.


The <lang> parameter for the -l option has the following form: lang[_LANG][.encoding][@modifier] where lang is the primary language, LANG is a sublanguage/territory, encoding is the character set to use and modifier allows the user to select a specific instance of localization data within a single category.

For example, the following strings are valid:


Though all the above strings are accepted as valid language definitions, encoding and modifier are yet unused.

In addition to the format above, you can also specify full language names in English - so -l german is also valid and is equal to -l de_DE.

When no locale is defined, either on command-line or in config file, system default language will be used.




Typically amulecmd will be first run as:

amulecmd -h hostname -p ECport -P ECpassword -w


amulecmd --create-config-from=/home/username/.aMule/amule.conf

These will save settings to $HOME/.aMule/remote.conf, and later you only need to type:


Of course, you don't have to follow this example.

Reporting Bugs

Please report bugs either on our forum (, or in our bugtracker ( Please do not report bugs in e-mail, neither to our mailing list nor directly to any team member.

See Also

amule(1), amuled(1)


This manpage was written by Vollstrecker <>

Referenced By

alcc(1), amule(1), amuled(1), amulegui(1), amuleweb(1).

September 2016 aMuleCmd v2.3.2 aMule utilities