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diffindex-download: Download utility for Debian Contents files

NAME

diffindex-download - Download utility for Debian Contents files

SYNOPSIS

diffindex-download [ options ] URL filename

DESCRIPTION

diffindex-download is a command line tool for downloading Contents files. It uses APT's diff/Index format patches when available to avoid downloading the full file. diffindex-download is used by apt-file.

OPTIONS

-n number
If more than number patches would be necessary, download the whole file. Specifying 0 to always download the whole file is possible.
-k
Don't verify the peer certificate when using https.
-c cacert
If cacert is a directory: Use cacert as CA certificate path. Otherwise use cacert as CA certificate bundle. See the --capath and --cacert options in the curl(1) man page.
-i
Don't exit with errror if the URL does not exist. This is useful as some archives don't provide Contents files.
-q
Be quiet (opposite of -v). The default if stdout is not a terminal.
-v
Be verbose (opposite of -q). The default if stdout is a terminal.
-d
Print additional debug info.
-h
Display a short help screen.

AUTHOR

diffindex-download was written by Stefan Fritsch <sf [at] debian.org>.

SEE ALSO

apt-file(1), diffindex-rred(1), curl(1)