pyLoad is a fast, lightweight and full featured download manager for many One-Click-Hoster, container formats like DLC, video sites or just plain http/ftp links (supported hosts). It aims for low hardware requirements and platform independence to be runnable on all kind of systems (desktop pc, netbook, NAS, router). Despite its strict restriction it is packed full of features just like webinterface, captcha recognition, unrar and much more.
pyLoad is divided into core and clients, to make it easily remote accessible.
Available clients (screenshots):
- a web interface
- a command line interface
- a GUI written in Qt
- and an Android client.
Required dependencies are handled by the AUR package's PKGBUILD. Nevertheless, some optional dependencies are not:
- Ability to establish a secure connection to core or webinterface: .
- For ClickNLoad and at least ZippyShare (maybe other hosters too) support: .
/usr/bin/js, which is required by pyload. You need to create the symlink yourself, i.e. run
ln -s /usr/bin/js24 /usr/bin/jsas root if
Run Setup Assistant:
# pyLoadCore -s
/etc/systemd/system/pyload.serviceto another user. If you choose to run this command as user pyload you will have to edit
/etc/passwdto modify pyload's shell from
The Setup Assistant gives you a jump start, by providing a basic but working setup. Being a basic setup, there are more options and you should at least look at them, since some sections are untouched by the Assistant, like the permissions section.
pyLoadGuior with the the web interface.
You can also directly edit
pyload.conf (located in
~/.pyload/ by default.
While also editable with the web interface, you can change the plugins configuration by editing
Extraction passwords are stored in
For more info on this read
If you are interested in running userscripts, before running, you need to either
# chmod 777 /opt/pyload/scripts/
# chown user /opt/pyload/scripts/
(the user being the one you defined in pyload.conf / permissions settings) in order for pyLoadCore to create the necessary folders.
to run pyload without having the terminal stay running use # pyLoadCore --daemon
Interfacing with pyLoadCore
Or, as stated above, with the web interface. If the default settings are true, then:
[Unit] Description=Downloadtool for One-Click-Hoster written in python. After=network.target [Service] ExecStart=/usr/bin/pyLoadCore User=$USER Group=$GROUP [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
To start pyload start pyload service.
To have it started automatically on boot, enable pyload service.