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diffindex-download - Download utility for Debian Contents files
diffindex-download [ options ] URL filename
diffindex-download is a command line tool for
downloading Contents files. It uses APT's diff/Index format patches when
available to avoid downloading the full file.
diffindex-download is used by
- -n number
If more than number patches would be necessary,
download the whole file. Specifying 0 to always download the whole
file is possible.
Don't verify the peer certificate when using https.
- -c cacert
If cacert is a directory: Use
cacert as CA certificate path. Otherwise use
cacert as CA certificate bundle. See the
--capath and --cacert
options in the curl(1) man page.
Don't exit with errror if the URL does not exist. This is useful
as some archives don't provide Contents files.
Be quiet (opposite of -v). The default if stdout is not a terminal.
Be verbose (opposite of -q). The default if stdout is a terminal.
Print additional debug info.
Display a short help screen.
diffindex-download was written by Stefan Fritsch
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