GPlayCli, a Google play downloader command line interface
GPlayCli is a command line tool to search, install, update Android applications from the Google Play Store.
$ usage: gplaycli [-h] [-V] [-v] [-s SEARCH] [-d AppID [AppID ...]] [-y] [-l FOLDER] [-P] [-av] [-a] [-F FILE] [-u FOLDER] [-f FOLDER] [-dc DEVICE_CODENAME] [-t] [-tu TOKEN_URL] [-ts TOKEN_STR] [-g GSF_ID] [-c CONF_FILE] [-p] [-L] A Google Play Store Apk downloader and manager for command line optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -V, --version Print version number and exit -v, --verbose Be verbose -s SEARCH, --search SEARCH Search the given string in Google Play Store -d AppID [AppID ...], --download AppID [AppID ...] Download the Apps that map given AppIDs -y, --yes Say yes to all prompted questions -l FOLDER, --list FOLDER List APKS in the given folder, with details -P, --paid Also search for paid apps -av, --append-version Append versionstring to APKs when downloading -a, --additional-files Enable the download of additional files -F FILE, --file FILE Load packages to download from file, one package per line -u FOLDER, --update FOLDER Update all APKs in a given folder -f FOLDER, --folder FOLDER Where to put the downloaded Apks, only for -d command -dc DEVICE_CODENAME, --device-codename DEVICE_CODENAME The device codename to fake -t, --token Instead of classical credentials, use the tokenize version -tu TOKEN_URL, --token-url TOKEN_URL Use the given tokendispenser URL to retrieve a token -ts TOKEN_STR, --token-str TOKEN_STR Supply token string by yourself, need to supply GSF_ID at the same time -g GSF_ID, --gsfid GSF_ID Supply GSF_ID by yourself, need to supply token string at the same time -c CONF_FILE, --config CONF_FILE Use a different config file than gplaycli.conf -p, --progress Prompt a progress bar while downloading packages -L, --log Enable logging of apps status in separate logging files
Token authentication is currently out of order since the default token dispenser instance has probably been blacklisted from Google servers.
By default, gplaycli fetches a token from a token dispenser server located at https://matlink.fr/token/email/gsfid to login in Google Play. If you want to use another token dispenser server, change its URL in the configuration file (depends on the way you installed it). If you want to use your own Google credentials, put
in the config file and type in your credentials in
See https://github.com/matlink/gplaycli/releases for releases and changelogs
- Best way to install it is using pip3:
pip3 install gplayclior
pip3 install gplaycli --userif you are non-root
- Cleanest way is using virtualenv:
virtualenv gplaycli; cd gplaycli; source bin/activate, then either
pip3 install gplayclior
git clone https://github.com/matlink/gplaycli && pip3 install ./gplaycli/. Make sure
virtualenvis initialized with Python 3. If it's not, use
virtualenv -p python3.
Releases are available here https://github.com/matlink/gplaycli/releases/ as debian packages. Or click this link for automated builds . If you prefer not to use debian packaging, check the following method.
Works on GNU/Linux or Windows with
pip and Python 3. First of all, ensure these packages are installed on your system :
- python3-dev package ->
apt-get install python3-dev
- libffi package ->
apt-get install libffi-dev
- libssl-dev ->
apt-get install libssl-dev(for pypi's
- python (>=3)
Then, you need to install it with some needed libraries using either
pip3 install gplaycli or
python3 setup.py install after cloning it, then it will be available with
gplaycli command. If you don't want to install it, only install requirements with
pip3 install -r requirements.txt and use it as it.
If you want to use your own Google credentials, simply change them in the
gplaycli.conf file with your own settings.
If you plan to use it with F-Droid-server, remember that fdroidserver needs Java (more precisely the 'jar' command) to work.
pip uninstall gplaycli, and remove conf with
rm -rf /etc/gplaycli. Should be clean, except python dependencies for gplaycli.
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