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Manual Pages  — PHTTPGET


phttpget – retrieve multiple files via pipelined HTTP



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The phttpget utility is a minimalist pipelined HTTP client, which is used to retrieve multiple files from one server, and saves the downloaded files in the current working directory, using the last portion of their download path as file names.

By making several "in flight" HTTP requests, it can dramatically increase performance when a large number of small files need to be downloaded.

The freebsd-update(8) and portsnap(8) tools use phttpget to download binary patch files.


HTTP_PROXY URL of the proxy to use for HTTP requests.
  Authorization parameters for the HTTP proxy.
  The User-Agent string to use for HTTP requests. The default is "phttpget/0.1".
HTTP_TIMEOUT Timeout for HTTP request in seconds.


fetch(1), freebsd-update(8), portsnap(8)


The phttpget utility was written by Colin Percival <Mt cperciva@FreeBSD.org> for use with portsnap(8) and later with freebsd-update(8). This manual page was written by Xin LI <Mt delphij@FreeBSD.org>.

PHTTPGET (8) January 3, 2015

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