plowlist(1) 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 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

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

If no module is found for link, get page (HTTP GET) and simply grep all URLs contained inside.
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.


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.


1) List links providing shared folder URL(s)

$ plowlist

# First URL is processed, then the second one (this is not parallel) $ plowlist \

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).


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) 2010-2014 The Plowshare Team