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
Produce a help message
Print out the name and version.
Generate metalink from md5sum file(s).
Append a path to the mirrors (’/’ is not checked)
Include file after the root element declaration.
Don’t read mirrors from stdin
List hashes only (implies nomirrors)
Add metalink description
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
http://example.com/ as a mirror: echo http://example.com | metalink -d
md5 -d sha1 *
http://example.com/ as a mirror with preference and location: echo us
10 % http://example.com | metalink -d md5 -d sha1 *
http://example.com/ as a mirror with preference only: echo 0 10 %
http://example.com | metalink -d md5 *
This manual page was written by A. Bram Neijt firstname.lastname@example.org 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.