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How can i download rapidshare files ( i have premium access) on my ubuntu server. it doesn't have any gui.

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Use links, or lynx, two console web browsers. links is newer and more featureful; I'd try that first.

To install on Ubuntu, simply run

sudo apt-get install links


sudo apt-get install lynx
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also elinks. overview of links variants at elinks.or.cz/history.html –  keturn Feb 8 '10 at 23:14

I know what you're looking for: http://code.google.com/p/plowshare/ There's deb package provided too.

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If you know the URL for the file you need, use wget or curl.

curl http://path.to.file.com/myfiles/file.jpg -o ~/myfile.jpg
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i think this will fail in one of two ways: a) there'll be no direct download link for the file (on a non-premium download, you access it with a button); or b) he'll need to supply login credentials to access a direct download link. i'm pretty sure curl can supply those credentials (tho i don't think wget can), but i don't know what those options would be ... and it'll depend on how rapidshare handles logins. any suggestions? –  quack quixote Dec 23 '09 at 23:37
you can add custom headers with wget too, so you can include the cookies from a browser (this only a theoretical possibility, and depends on many details of the website) –  bandi Dec 24 '09 at 0:04

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