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Configuration file for megatools




Megatools use INI configuration file to store commonly used login credentials. This makes it less bothersome to use the tools, as you can simply write

$ megatools df

instead of

$ megatools df --username --password mypass

when using the tools.

Configuration file is read either from the current directory or user’s home directory. Exceptions are when --ignore-config-file was passed to the tool, or when explicit path to the config file was given via --config <path>.

Config File Sections

All sections are optional. All names are case sensitive, thus you must write [Login], and not [login], and so on.

Login Section


Your username.


Your password. Be aware that back slashes have special meaning. If you have back slash in your password, you must escape it with another backslash. For example: my\nice\password would be written as my\\nice\\password in the config file.

Cache Section


Cache timeout in seconds (default is 10 minutes).

Network Section


Set maximum allowed download speed in KiB/s. 0 means no limit. Overrides SpeedLimit setting.


Set maximum allowed upload speed in KiB/s. 0 means no limit. Overrides SpeedLimit setting. When using ParallelTransfers > 1, upload speed limit is applied to each transfer individually.


Set maximum allowed upload and download speed in KiB/s. 0 means no limit.


Set maximum allowed number of parallel connections when upload or downloading a file. The file is split into chunks of a size between 128 kiB and 1 MiB, and these chunks are uploaded in parallel. The number must be between 1 and 16. Default is 5.


Use proxy server to connect to More information can be found in libcurl documentation at ⟨⟩. Some acceptable values are:

  • socks5://localhost:9050 : Local SOCKSv5 proxy server
  • socks5h://localhost:9050 : Local SOCKSv5 proxy server with DNS handled by the proxy

Upload Section


Create Previews (see --enable-previews option).

Ui Section


Enable color output in the progress reporting. Colors are disabled by default to support all kinds of terminal configurations. Colors are not configurable, yet.


Create ~/.megarc (on linux) or mega.ini file containing these 3 lines:

Username = your@email
Password = yourpassword

# 1MiB/s
SpeedLimit = 1024
# Use over TOR
Proxy = socks5://
ParallelTransfers = 2

Colors = true

Run megatools-df(1) to check that megatools are able to login to your account.

See Also

megatools(1), megarc(5), megatools-df(1), megatools-dl(1), megatools-get(1), megatools-ls(1), megatools-mkdir(1), megatools-put(1), megatools-reg(1), megatools-rm(1), megatools-copy(1).


Part of the megatools(1) suite of commands.


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Megatools was written by Ondrej Jirman < >, 2013-2022.

Official website is ⟨⟩.

Referenced By

megatools(1), megatools-copy(1), megatools-df(1), megatools-dl(1), megatools-export(1), megatools-get(1), megatools-ls(1), megatools-mkdir(1), megatools-put(1), megatools-reg(1), megatools-rm(1), megatools-test(1).

25 January 2024