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Python package to download files

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Python package to download files


  • Hassle-free download using requests

  • Download from Drive, Dropbox, Archive or direct URLs

  • No need to specify a name for the file to be downloaded

  • Command Line Interface to download

  • External requests.Session object can be passed


Use in a Project

Get multiple download options (e.g. for links):

from requests_downloader import downloader
download_urls, default_idx = downloader.handle_url('<url>')

Download a file:

from requests_downloader import downloader'<download_url>')

Use Console Interface

usage: smart-dl [-h] [--download_dir DOWNLOAD_DIR] [--download_file DOWNLOAD_FILE]
                [--download_path DOWNLOAD_PATH] [--block BLOCK] [--timeout TIMEOUT]
                [--resume] [--progress] [--checksum CHECKSUM] [--verbose] [--debug]
                [--version] url

positional arguments:
url                   Download URL

optional arguments:
-h, --help            show this help message and exit
--download_dir DOWNLOAD_DIR
                        Specify downloads directory
--download_file DOWNLOAD_FILE
                        Specify filename
--download_path DOWNLOAD_PATH
                        Specify path (ignores _dir or _file arguments)
--block BLOCK         Block size while writing the file, in bytes
--timeout TIMEOUT     Timeout in seconds
--resume              Try to resume the download, if supported
--progress            Show download progressbar
--checksum CHECKSUM   Checksum to verify integrity of the download
--verbose             Enable verbose output
--debug               Enable debug information
--version             show program's version number and exit


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.


0.4.0 (2022-04-28)

  • Option to show filename to the left of progressbar

  • Modularize code

  • Style: Black

  • Fix bugs

0.3.0 (2022-02-11)

  • Several documentation updates

  • Code refactoring

  • Change console command from clunky requests_downloader to smart-dl

0.2.0 (2021-06-08)

  • Improvements in content disposition and content length handling

  • Logging improvements

0.1.7 (2021-06-07)

  • Minor bugfixes and spelling corrections.

0.1.5 (2020-11-03)

  • Support for Google Docs (Document, Spreadsheets, Presentations).

0.1.4 (2020-09-07)

  • Bugfixes.

  • First Alpha release.

0.1.0 (2020-09-05)

  • First release on PyPI.

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