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A simple tool to download or update Minecraft Java server and launcher.

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"mcget" is a simple tool to download and update the Minecraft server or/and launcher.


  • Install or update the Minecraft server (server.jar) in any directory.
  • Install or update the Minecraft Java launcher (launcher.jar) in any directory (This launcher variant was chosen because it works on every OS and only requires Java installed).
  • Downloads files only if outdated or not installed.
  • Uses the SHA1 hash provided by Mojang API to check download integrity and check if a file needs to be updated.
  • Performs the operation on server and launcher in parallel to improve update performance.


"mcget" can be installed using pip and require Python >= 3.6:

pip3 install mcget


"mcget" is a simple command line utility that support following arguments:

  • --launcher or -l: If specified, install or update the launcher.
  • --server or -s: If specified, Install or update the server.
  • --out_dir or -o: Output directory. Default to current directory if not specified.
  • --quiet or -q: If specified, hide outputs.
  • --version: If specified, return "mcget" version and exit.


Installing (or updating) the launcher and the server in a the /opt/minecraft directory:

mcget --launcher --server --out_dir=/opt/minecraft

# Or with a shorter syntax:
mcget -lso /opt/minecraft

Installing (or updating) the server only in the current directory:

mcget --server

# Or with a shorter syntax:
mcget -s

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