nicovideo-dl(1) download a video file from


nicovideo-dl [options] video_url


This manual page documents briefly the nicovideo-dl command.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-h --help
print this help text and exit
account username (e-mail address)
account password
-o FILE --output=FILE
output video file name
-q --quiet
activates quiet mode
-s --simulate
do not download video
-t --title
use title in file name
-l --literal
use literal title in file name
-n --netrc
use .netrc authentication data
-g --get-url
print final video URL only
-2 --title-too
used with -g, print title too
-c --get-comment
download comment
-x --raw-comment
save comment in raw xml
output comment file name
-v --version
print program version and exit


This manual page was written by paulliu [email protected] for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the same terms as the license of the original software.