plowshare - download and upload files from file sharing websites

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name plowshare
Package version 2.1.2
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 324 B
Download size 75.79 KB
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Plowshare is a framework for interacting with file sharing websites,
providing an API to perform tasks like uploading and downloading files,
and displaying CAPTCHAs to solve or sending them to CAPTCHA web services.
This package does not contain any of the drivers (called 'modules') for
specific file sharing websites.


Package Version Architecture Repository
plowshare_2.1.2-1_all.deb 2.1.2 all Ubuntu Universe
plowshare - - -


Name Value
curl >= 7.24
libhtml-parser-perl -
recode -


Name Value
plowshare4 << 2.0.1~


Type URL
Binary Package plowshare_2.1.2-1_all.deb
Source Package plowshare

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install plowshare deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install plowshare




2015-10-14 - Carl Suster <>
plowshare (2.1.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream releases.
- debian/NEWS: note support for user modules.
- debian/NEWS, debian/README: note the new plowmod tool.
- debian/rules: install new upstream changelog.
- debian/plowshare.links, debian/plowshare.manpages: add plowmod.
- debian/ README ->
- debian/control: suggest git for use with plowmod.
* debian/gbp.conf, debian/get-version, debian/rules:
- Remove dependency on git history from the build process.
* debian/control:
- Change capitalisation of short description.
* debian/plowshare.completion, debian/rules:
- Install completion for each command.
* debian/plowshare.links, debian/plowshare.manpages: sort alphabetically.
* debian/plowshare.install:
- No longer install dummy module config file (Closes: #801815).
* debian/rules:
- Trap errors in shell script loops.
* debian/gbp.conf, debian/patches/*, debian/source/local-options:
- Re-export patches using gbp pq without changes and adapt config.
* debian/patches/02-src-spelling.patch:
- Fix some typos in upstream manpages.
2015-09-26 - Carl Suster <>
plowshare (2.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- Removed patches applied upstream (Closes: #780311)
* Upload to unstable
* The modules are now split into a separate package plowshare-modules
- Upstream no longer officially maintains the modules
- Now just the framework lives in this package
- Remove the modules which now live in the new package plowshare-modules
- debian/copyright: remove references to removed files
- debian/copyright: new upstream location
- debian/upstream/metadata: new upstream location
- debian/watch: new upstream location
- debian/control: new upstream homepage
- debian/control: explain the separation of code in the description
- debian/control: recommend the new modules package
- debian/NEWS: announce the restructuring
* Rename plowshare4 -> plowshare source and binary to reflect new name
- debian/control: transitional package to handle the rename
- debian/copyright: update upstream name
* debian/rules:
- Use new bash completion path (Closes: #798806)
2015-07-14 - Carl Suster <>
plowshare4 (1.0.5-2) unstable; urgency=high
* Disable javascript support (Closes: #791467)
2015-01-24 - Carl Suster <>
plowshare4 (1.2.0-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* spelling.patch:
- Corrects some new spelling errors
* shellcheck.patch:
- Addresses some warnings from shellcheck
* debian/supported_sites:
- Outputs list of sites for copying into debian/control
* debian/copyright:
- Update packaging and default copyright to include 2015
* debian/control:
- List supported sites using above script rather than manually
- Update long description to highlight existing features
2014-10-27 - Carl Suster <>
plowshare4 (1.0.6-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6, no changes.
* Point Vcs-Git field to the correct branch.
* Improve the derivation of the version string from git.
* Update list of supported modules.
* Remove Depends: bash (bash >=4.1 is present and essential in debian).
* Add watch file using fakeupstream.cgi script.
* spelling_comments.patch: corrects typos in comments
* spelling_helpfull_flag.patch: corrects typo in CLI option.
* utf8.patch: repairs an encoding issue.
* Add upstream metadata.

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