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Manages multi-host uploads using plowshare.

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Python wrapper for managing multi-host uploads and downloads using plowshare. After uploading it returns an object with links to the file it uploaded. This wrapper contains both a Python module and a command line tool.


Check INSTALL.rst for installation instructions.

Module Usage


This module is composed of a single class, which can be used to upload a file to multiple hosts at once. Example:

import plowshare

p = plowshare.Plowshare()
p.upload('/home/jessie/documents/README.rst', 3)

The above example uploads the given file to three different hosts, chosen at random from a predefined list. This list is a subset of the available plowshare modules, limited to the ones that allow anonymous access. You can check it in plowshare/

You can also specify a list of hosts (plowshare module names) to use:

import plowshare

p = plowshare.Plowshare(['turbobit', 'multiupload', 'exoshare', 'rghost', 'bayfiles'])
p.upload('/home/jessie/documents/README.rst', 3)

The upload method returns an array of objects with the hosts and URLs to which it uploaded the file. If some of the uploads fail, it doesn’t return an URL, but an error flag instead.

Here’s an example:

    { "host_name": "mediafire",  "url":   "" },
    { "host_name": "rapidshare", "url":   "" },
    { "host_name": "anonfiles",  "error": true }


You can also download uploaded files, by providing the object that the upload method generated, and the directory and filename where to download the file. This method returns an object that contains the path where the file was downloaded, or an object with the error message. Example:

import plowshare

uploads = [
    { 'host_name': 'mediafire',  'url':'' },
    { 'host_name': 'rapidshare', 'url':'' },
    { 'host_name': 'anonfiles',  'error':true }

p = plowshare.Plowshare(), '/tmp/', 'readme_copy.rst')

If multiple sources are provided, they are used as failovers for downloading the file. If at least one source is successful, the others won’t be attempted and download() will return an object with the full path filename and the first host it successfuly downloaded it from:

{ "host_name": "mediafire", "filename": "/tmp/readme_copy.rst" }

There are multiple errors that can occur. Here’s a list of the currently supported errors:

{ "error": "no valid sources" }

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