plowlist - Man Page

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).

Currently supported hosting sites list is available in README file.


Common options

-i, --interface=IFACE

If your machine has several network interfaces, force using IFACE interface.

-R, --recursive

Recurse into sub folders.


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.

Module Options

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.


2) Custom results format

# List to give to plowdown (only links, no filenames)
$ plowlist --printf '%u%n' >mylist.txt

# vBulletin "BB" syntax
$ plowlist --printf '[url=%u]%f[/url]%n' \ >mylist.txt



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/config). One file per module (hoster).

Exit Codes

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.


Links are temporarily unavailable. This is used by mirroring/multi-upload services, maybe uploads are still beeing 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) 2010-2015 The Plowshare Team

See Also

plowdown(1), plowup(1), plowdel(1), plowprobe(1), plowshare.conf(5).

Referenced By

plowdel(1), plowdown(1), plowprobe(1), plowshare.conf(5), plowup(1).

February 5, 2015 GPL Plowshare for Bash 4