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Script to download builds for Firefox and Thunderbird from the Mozilla server.

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# mozdownload

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[mozdownload]( is a [python package]( which handles downloading of Mozilla applications.

## Command Line Usage

The mozdownload command will download the application based on the provided command line options.

### Examples

Download the latest official Firefox release for your platform:

mozdownload –version=latest

Download the latest Firefox Aurora build for Windows (32bit):

mozdownload –type=daily –branch=mozilla-aurora –platform=win32

Download the latest official Thunderbird release for your platform:

mozdownload –application=thunderbird –version=latest

Download the latest Earlybird build for Linux (64bit):

mozdownload –application=thunderbird –type=daily –branch=comm-aurora –platform=linux64

Download this README file:

mozdownload –url=

Download a file from a URL protected with basic authentication:

mozdownload –url= –username=admin –password=password

Run mozdownload –help for detailed information on the command line options.

### Command Line Options

-h, --help

show this help message and exit


The name of the application to download, default: “firefox”


Target directory for the download, default: current working directory


Number of the build (for candidate, daily, and tinderbox builds)

-l LOCALE, --locale=LOCALE

Locale of the application, default: “en-US”

-p PLATFORM, --platform=PLATFORM

Platform of the application


Type of build to download, default: “release”


URL to download. Note: Reserved characters (such as &) must be escaped or put in quotes otherwise CLI output may be abnormal.

-v VERSION, --version=VERSION

Version of the application to be used by release and candidate builds, i.e. “3.6”


File extension of the build (e.g. “zip”), default: the standard build extension on the platform.


Username for basic HTTP authentication.


Password for basic HTTP authentication.


Number of times the download will be attempted in the event of a failure, default: 3


Amount of time (in seconds) to wait between retry attempts, default: 10


Amount of time (in seconds) until download times out

Candidate builds: Extra options for candidate builds.


Don’t allow to download unsigned builds if signed builds are not available

Daily builds: Extra options for daily builds.


Name of the branch, default: “mozilla-central”


ID of the build to download


Date of the build, default: latest build

Tinderbox builds: Extra options for tinderbox builds.


Download a debug build

## Running the tests

To run the tests, run ./

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