metalink [input files] [ < mirror list]
This manual page documents briefly the metalink command.
This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.
metalink allows you to generate metalinks from a list of mirrors and a collection of files. The files are hashed and the resulting metalink is generated on the stdout.
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
Supported algorithms are (-d options): md4 md5 sha1 sha256 sha384 sha512 rmd160 tiger crc32 ed2k gnunet sha1pieces
Mirror lists are single line definitions according to: [location [preference] [type] % ] mirror base url
http://example.com/ as a mirror:
echo http://example.com | metalink -d md5 -d sha1 *
http://example.com/ as a mirror with preference and location: echo us 10 % http://example.com | metalink -d md5 -d sha1 *
http://example.com/ as a mirror with preference only: echo 0 10 % http://example.com | metalink -d md5 *
This manual page was written by A. Bram Neijt email@example.com for
the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is
granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under
the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any
later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public
License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.