cliget

cliget

Download login-protected files from the command line using curl, wget or aria2.

cliget
What is cliget?
cliget is a Firefox add-on that facilitates the downloading of login-protected files from the command line using curl, wget or aria2. It generates commands that mimic the request as if it was sent from your browser, using the same cookies, user agent and referrer. This allows for the downloading of email attachments, purchased software, source code from private repositories to remote servers without first downloading it locally. However, users need to be aware of the potential exposure of their cookies in the download command.
Merlin
Stats
Rating: 4.70 (84)
Version: 2.1.0 (Last updated: 2021-01-11)
Creation date: 2011-03-30
Weekly download count: 77
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • webRequest
  • storage
  • <all_urls>
Size: 89.73K
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Merlin
Summary

Download login-protected files from the command line using curl, wget or aria2.

This addon will generate commands that emulate the request as though it was coming from your browser by sending the same cookies, user agent string and referrer. With this addon you can download email attachments, purchased software/media, source code from a private repository to a remote server without having to download the files locally first. If come across a website where cliget doesn't work, please open an issue providing details to help reproduce the problem.

Windows users: Enable the "Escape with double-quotes" option because Windows doesn't support single quotes. If you use cygwin, however, you don't need to enable this option.

Please be aware of potential security and privacy implications from cookies being exposed in the download command.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Saves time and effort
  • Works well with Google Drive and Google Takeout
  • Convenient for copying download scripts to Linux
Cons
  • Limited to things that can be downloaded
  • May not work as an alternative for all purposes
Most mentioned
  • Works well with Google Drive and Google Takeout
  • Saves time and effort
  • Convenient for copying download scripts to Linux
Recent reviews
Paste into a terminal session on a server, saves a lot of time.

Super simple and just works!
by bavianomano, 2024-05-11

by EasyMan2.0, 2023-12-12
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Safety
Risk impact

cliget is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install cliget if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

cliget has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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