What is Rapidshare Download?

rapidshare-dl (Rapidshare Download) is a program which helps downloading files from Rapidshare using a Premium Account. The files to download can be specified as parameters, or they can be retrieved from a local file, an URL or from the clipboard.


If you use Debian, Ubuntu, or another distro which uses deb packages, you can download the deb package (rapidshare-dl-0.3.6.deb) and simply double-click on it to launch the installer, or you can add my repository to your sources.list file, so that your distro can inform you of new releases.

If you choose the second method, open the file /etc/apt/sources.list with your favorite editor as root and add this line:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zootropo/ubuntu intrepid main
Update the list of packages writing sudo aptitude update on the terminal, and install the application by writing sudo aptitude install rapidshare-dl.

If you use other distribution, download the tar.gz: rapidshare-dl-0.3.6.tar.gz, uncompress it, and execute the command make install with root privileges.


This program doesn't have a GUI, it has to be executed from the command line (Applications > Accessories > Terminal).

Download one or several rapidshare links:

rapidshare-dl http://rapidshare.com/FILE1 ... http://rapidshare.com/FILEN

Download a list of links from an URL:

rapidshare-dl http://some-web-site.com

Download a list of links from a file:

rapidshare-dl links.txt

Download a list of links from the clipboard (PyGTK has to be installed):

rapidshare-dl -c


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v0.3.0 - February 9, 2008 (Initial release) v0.3.1 - February 22, 2008 v0.3.5 - June 9, 2008 v0.3.6 - Nov 5, 2008


If you ever need to uninstall the application just run the command sudo aptitude purge rapidshare-dl as root if you installed it using the deb package or the repository, or execute the command make uninstall from the tar.gz file if you installed it using this method.