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

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# mozdownload

[mozdownload](https://github.com/mozilla/mozdownload) is a [python package](http://pypi.python.org/pypi/mozdownload) which handles downloading of Mozilla applications.

## Installation

If the tool should only be used for downloading applications we propose to install it via pip. The following command will install the latest release:

pip install mozdownload

Otherwise follow the steps below to setup a development environment. It is recommended that [virtualenv](http://virtualenv.readthedocs.org/en/latest/installation.html) and [virtualenvwrapper](http://virtualenvwrapper.readthedocs.org/en/latest/) be used in conjunction with mozdownload. Start by installing these. Then first fork our repository into your own github account, and run:

git clone https://github.com/%your_account%/mozdownload.git cd mozdownload python setup.py develop

More detailed developer documentation can be found in the [wiki](https://github.com/mozilla/mozdownload/wiki).

## 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 official Firefox beta release for your platform:

mozdownload –version=latest-beta

Download the latest official Firefox esr release for your platform:

mozdownload –version=latest-esr

Download the latest Firefox release candidate for your platform:

mozdownload –type candidate –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=https://raw.github.com/mozilla/mozdownload/master/README.md

Download a file from a URL protected with basic authentication:

mozdownload –url=http://example.com/secrets.txt –username=admin –password=password

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

### Command Line Options

To see the full list of command line options, execute the command below and check the list of options for the build type to download:

mozdownload –help

## API

Beside the CLI mozdownload also offers an API to be used. To create specific instances of scrapers the FactoryScraper class can be used. Here some examples:

# Create a release scraper for the German locale of Firefox 40.0.3 from mozdownload import FactoryScraper scraper = FactoryScraper(‘release’, version=‘40.0.3’, locale=’de’)

# Create a candidate scraper for Windows 32bit of Firefox 41.0b9 from mozdownload import FactoryScraper scraper = FactoryScraper(‘candidate’, version=‘41.0b9’, platform=’win32’)

# Create a daily scraper for the latest Dev Edition build on the current platform from mozdownload import FactoryScraper scraper = FactoryScraper(‘daily’, branch=’mozilla-aurora’)

All those scraper instances allow you to retrieve the url which is used to download the files, and the filename for the local destination:

from mozdownload import FactoryScraper scraper = FactoryScraper(‘daily’) print scraper.url print scraper.filename

To actually download the remote file the download() method has to be called:

from mozdownload import FactoryScraper scraper = FactoryScraper(‘daily’) filename = scraper.download()

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