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       metalink — commandline metalink generator


       metalink [input files]  [ < mirror list]


       This manual page documents briefly the metalink command.

       This  manual  page  was written for the Debian distribution because the
       original program does not have a manual page.

       metalink allows you to generate metalinks from a list of mirrors and  a
       collection of files. The files are hashed and the resulting metalink is
       generated on the stdout.


       These programs follow the usual GNU  command  line  syntax,  with  long
       options  starting  with  two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary of options is
       included below.

       -h           --help
                 Produce a help message

                 Print out the name and version.

                 Generate metalink from md5sum file(s).

                 --addpath path
                 Append a path to the mirrors (’/’ is not checked)

                 --headerfile arg
                 Include file after the root element declaration.

                 Don’t read mirrors from stdin

                 List hashes only (implies nomirrors)

                 --desc arg
                 Add metalink description

                 -d arg
                 Include given digest

                 Include: md5 sha1

                 Include: md5 sha1 ed2k

                 Include all possible digests

       Supported algorithms are (-d  options):  md4  md5  sha1  sha256  sha384
       sha512 rmd160 tiger crc32 ed2k gnunet sha1pieces

       Mirror  lists  are  single  line  definitions  according  to: [location
       [preference] [type] % ] mirror base url

EXAMPLES as a mirror: echo | metalink  -d
       md5 -d sha1 *  as  a mirror with preference and location: echo us
       10 % | metalink -d md5 -d sha1 * as a mirror with  preference  only:  echo  0  10  % | metalink -d md5 *


       This  manual page was written by A. Bram Neijt for the
       Debian system (but may be used by others).  Permission  is  granted  to
       copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License, Version 2 any later version  published  by  the
       Free Software Foundation.

       On  Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.