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. Currently there are (screenshots):
- a webinterface;
- a command line interface;
- a GUI written in Qt;
- and an Android client.
On headless servers, you will want to useAUR instead of giflib, before you install pyload. Otherwise this package will pull X11 dependencies.
Required dependencies are handled by the AUR package's PKGBUILD. Nevertheless, some optional dependencies aren't:
- Ability to establish a secure connection to core or webinterface: .
- For ClickNLoad and at least ZippyShare (maybe other hosters too) support: .
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.
However, if you prefer to edit the pyload.conf yourself and you went with the default conf directory, you can change the settings by editing
~/.pyload/pyload.conf. Use your favorite editor to edit, eg.:
# nano ~/.pyload/pyload.conf
You can get aquainted with most of the configuration options on that page. Do note that it is outdated, in a sense, since the
/opt/pyload/module/config/ files it refers to do not match what's still on that page.
While also editable with the web interface, you can change the plugins configuration by editing
Extraction passwords are stored in
~/.pyload/unrar_passwords.txt. To add passwords either edit the file or:
# echo 'password' >> ~/.pyload/unrar_passwords.txt
For more info on this,
If you are interested in running userscripts, before running, you need to either
# chmod 777 /opt/pyload/scripts/
# chown user you defined in pyload.conf / permissions settings /opt/pyload/scripts/
in order for pyLoadCore to create the necessary folders.
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.
JDownloader through AUR package.