apk fetch [<options>...] packages...
apk fetch downloads the requested packages from the configured package repositories (see apk-repositories(5)) to a local directory. The current working directory is used as the destination directory unless -o is specified.
- -L, --link
Create hard links if possible.
- -o, --output DIR
Write the downloaded file(s) to DIR.
- -R, --recursive
Fetch packages and all of their dependencies.
- -s, --stdout
Dump the .apk file(s) to stdout.
Note: this option is incompatible with -o, -R, and the global --progress option.
Simulate the requested operation without making any changes.
Note: this option is unreliable if needed indexes are not up-to-date as this omits refresing or downloading of missing indexes.