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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 apt-file.


-n number
If more than number patches would be necessary, download the whole file. Specifying
0 to always download the whole file is possible.

-k 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

-i Don't exit with errror if the URL does not exist. This is useful as some archives
don't provide Contents files.

-q Be quiet (opposite of -v). The default if stdout is not a terminal.

-v Be verbose (opposite of -q). The default if stdout is a terminal.

-d Print additional debug info.

-h Display a short help screen.

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