Pages at the https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox site often feature buttons that say "Add to Firefox".
Clicking on such a button causes a Firefox extension to be downloaded and installed.
I am looking for a convenient way to limit this action to the download step only, so that in the end I am left with the downloaded *.xpi file in my disk.
P.S. The following approach is
not only inconvenient: it doesn't work!.
Inspect the HTML for the button, and extract a URL like
give or take the stuff after
- at the command-line prompt, download this URL with
This download attempt just hangs. ( Even if it didn't, I'd like to find a less cumbersome approach.)