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megaget: download files from your account


megaget - download files from your account


megaget [--no-progress] [--path <path>] <remotepaths>...
megaget --path - <remotefile>


Downloads files from your account.

NOTE: If you want to download entire directories, use megasync(1).


--path <path>

Local path to download to. If this path is a directory, files are placed into the directory. If this path doesn't exist, and it's parent directory does, the file will be downloaded to a specified file (this only works if you specify exactly one remote path).

If <path> is -, remote file will be streamed to stdout.


Disable download progress reporting. This is implied when streaming.

-u <email>, --username <email>

Account username (email)

-p <password>, --password <password>

Account password

--config <path>

Load configuration from a file


Disable loading .megarc


Never ask interactively for a password


Reload filesystem cache

--debug [<options>]

Enable debugging of various aspects of the megatools operation. You may enable multiple debugging options separated by commas. (eg. --debug api,fs)

Available options are:

api: Dump API calls

fs: Dump filesystem (may require --reload to actually print something)

cache: Dump cache contents


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One or more remote files to download.


Remote path to a single file to stream.


• Download file to the current directory:

$ megals /Root


$ megaget /Root/README
$ ls


REMOTE FILESYSTEM filesystem is represented as a tree of nodes of various types. Nodes are identified by a 8 character node handles (eg. 7Fdi3ZjC). Structure of the filesystem is not encrypted.

Megatools maps node tree structure to a traditional filesystem paths (eg. /Root/SomeFile.DAT).

NOTE: By the nature of storage, several files in the directory can have the same name. To allow access to such files, the names of conflicting files are extended by appending dot and their node handle like this:


You need to be aware of several special folders:


Writable directory representing the root of the filesystem.


Trash directory where web client moves deleted files. This directory is not used by megatools when removing files.


Not sure.


Directory containing subdirectories representing your contacts list. If you want to add contacts to the list, simply create subdirectory named after the contact you want to add.


Directories representing individual contacts in your contacts list. These directories contain folders that others shared with you. All shared files are read-only, at the moment.


Part of the megatools(7) suite.


Report bugs at or megous [at]


Megatools was written by Ondrej Jirman <megous [at]>, 2013.

Official website is


megatools(7), megarc(5), megadf(1), megadl(1), megaget(1), megals(1), megamkdir(1), megaput(1), megareg(1), megarm(1), megamv(1), megasync(1), megafs(1).