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A simple package for multithreaded downloading

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This package aims to provide the functionality to download large files from the internet using chunked and multithreaded downloads.


Command Line usage

The package can be used to perform multithreaded downloads via the CLI.



Config Options

positional arguments:
  url                   list of urls to download

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -o FILENAME, --output FILENAME
                        output file
                        number of threads to use
  -c CHUNK_SIZE, --chunk-size CHUNK_SIZE
                        chunk size (in bytes)
  --version             display the version of pyDownload being used


  • Written in pure python.
  • Supports ability to perform multithreaded downloads from any url if the server supports.
  • Small and concise API therefore easy to integrate in python code.


pip install pydownload


import time
from pyDownload import Downloader

url = ''
downloader = Downloader(url=url)
if downloader.is_running:
print('File downloaded to %s' % downloader.file_name)

Developer Guide

Setting Up The Environment

  • Setup VirtualEnv (Recommended But Optional)

    pip install virtualenv
    virtualenv env
    source ./env/bin/activate
  • Install Dependencies

    pip install .[dev]
  • Install pre-commit hooks

    The project uses various pre-commit hooks to enforce code quality and standards. Therefore, it is really necessary for all the contributors to install these and run before every commit else the contributions will be rejected.

    pre-commit install

Running Tests

  • Install Dependencies

    pip install .[test]
  • Run the Tests

    • With Coverage Report (Recommended)

      nosetests --cover-erase --cover-package=pyDownload --with-coverage --cover-branches
    • Without Coverage Report

      nosetests --cover-erase --cover-package=pyDownload  --cover-branches

Bug Reporting Guide

You can report bugs here.

  • Make sure you are using the latest version. (Check by running pyDownload --version).
  • Search for the issue in existing issues (open & closed) and create only if the issue is not mentioned.
  • Fill the issue template correctly.

Note: If you feel that you can fix the issue, you are more than welcome to submit a PR.

Contribution Guide

Contributors are welcome to make this package more awesome. But before you do, make sure that you have read the following limited but important guidelines.

  • Make sure that the issue that you are trying to fix exists here. Create one if it does not.
  • Make sure that you perform flake8 checks on the code before you submit a PR.
  • Write unittests and comments for the changes that you have made.
  • Make sure your branch is updated with the development branch.
  • All PRs should be submitted to development branch. PRs to any other branch will be rejected.
  • Please install and perform pre-commit check on all your commits to maintain code quality


You can thank the team here.

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