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download RSS enclosures
castget [OPTION...] [CHANNEL IDENTIFIER...]
castget downloads RSS enclosures, for example podcasts, from RSS feeds.
RSS feeds are assigned channel identifiers in the configuration file .castgetrc. Channels to be processed by castget are indicated by supplying the channel identifiers as arguments. If no channel identifiers are provided, all available channels are processed.
If run without any options, castget will perform the default action on all channels to be processed. The default action is to download any enclosure not already downloaded. Other actions may be performed by supplying one or more options as arguments.
- -c, --catchup
Catch up with channels and exit.
- -l, --list
List available enclosures that have not yet been downloaded, and exit.
- -h, --help
Display help and exit.
- -V, --version
Output version information and exit.
- -n, --new-only
Restrict operation to new channels only, i.e. to channels that have never been downloaded from or been caught up with before. Note that if a channel is added to the configuration and subsequently removed, its download history is preserved. This means that a channel that has been removed from the configuration file will not be considered as ´new´ if it is added to the configuration again at a later time.
- -1, --first-only
Restrict operation to the most recent item in each channel only.
- -f pattern, --filter=pattern
Restrict operation to enclosures whose download URLs match the regular expression pattern. Note that this will override any regular expression filters given in the configuration file.
- -r, --resume
Resume aborted downloads. Make sure not to use this option if the RSS feed uses the same filename for multiple enclosures as this will corrupt existing downloads.
- -q, --quiet
Do not print anything except error messages.
- -v, --verbose
Print detailed progress information.
- -d, --debug
Print (lots of) connection debug information.
- -p, --progress-bar
Print a progress bar when downloading enclosures.
- -C filename, --rcfile=filename
Override the default filename for the configuration file.
- Download all enclosures not already downloaded:
- Download all enclosures not already downloaded from channel foobar and be verbose:
$ castget -v foobar
- List all enclosures not already downloaded:
$ castget -l
- Catch up with channel foobar:
$ castget -c foobar
- List the first available enclosure in all new channels:
$ castget -1 -n -l
- Catch up with items that match the regular expression Freddies0 in the channel frederator:
$ castget -c -f "Freddies0" frederator
- To use a HTTP proxy, set the environment variable http_proxy:
Please see the castget home page http://mlj.github.io/castget for instructions on how to submit bug reports.
Marius L. Jøhndal, Jick Nan.
Castget is Copyright (C) 2005-2019 Marius L. Jøhndal.
Castget is Copyright (C) 2007 Jick Nan.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.