sabnzbdplus(1) a web-based binary newsgrabber with nzb support.


sabnzbdplus [-f <configfile>] [[...other options]]


SABnzbd+ is a web-based binary newsgrabber written in Python, with support for the popular nzb file format. It takes one or more nzb files as input and from there on does all the work, including fetching files from Usenet, checking file integrity, and unpacking. Configuration can be done via the web interface or in the configuration file.

Multiple servers are supported, as well as secure (ssl) connections, ipv6, scheduling, pausing and resuming downloads, queue manipulation, rss feeds, nzb indexer integration, automatic sorting, a download history, email notifications, and custom post-processing scripts. An extensive API allows third party applications to interact with the program.


To run the program execute sabnzbdplus, then point your favorite web browser to http://<host>:<port>. The host and port settings default to and 8080, respectively; the default port for https connections is 9090.

New nzb files may be queued for download by putting them in the watched directory, adding them via the web interface, or from rss feeds.


-h --help
Show a list of options
-f --config-file <filename>
Location of the configuration file
-s --server <host:port>
Hostname or ip address and port to listen on
-t --templates <template>
Primary interface templates
-2 --template2 <template>
Secondary templates, available at http://<host>:<port>/sabnzbd/m
-l --logging <0..2>
Log level (-1 for off, 0 for least, 2 for most)
-w --weblogging <0..2>
Cherrypy (built-in web-server) logging (0 for off, 1 for on, 2 for file-only)
-b --browser <0..1>
Automatically launch browser (0 for off, 1 for on)
-d --daemon
Fork daemon process (run the program in the background)
--pid <path>
Create a pid file in the listed folder (full path)
--pidfile <path>
Create a pid file with the given name (full path)
Discard web-port timeout
-v --version
Show version
-c --clean
Remove queue, cache and logs
-p --pause
Start paused
--https <port>
Port to listen on for https connections
Add orphaned jobs from the incomplete folder to the queue
Try to reconstruct the queue from the incomplete folder with full data reconstruction
Log all article handling (for developers)
Run a new instance of SABnzbd, instead of starting the UI of the existing instance
--ipv6_hosting <0|1>
Listen on IPv6 address [::1] (0= off, 1= on)


Default location for the program's configuration file and internal administration
Default location for downloaded files
Configuration file for the init.d script


This man page was written by JCF Ploemen <[email protected]> and is licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later.