plowshare - download and upload files from file sharing websites

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name plowshare
Package version 2.1.6
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 258 B
Download size 67.84 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 contains the framework and command line tolls, but does not
contain any of the drivers (called 'modules') for specific file sharing


Package Version Architecture Repository
plowshare_2.1.6-1_all.deb 2.1.6 all Ubuntu Universe
plowshare - - -


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


Name Value
plowshare4 << 2.0.1~


Type URL
Binary Package plowshare_2.1.6-1_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




2016-12-09 - Carl Suster <>
plowshare (2.1.6-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* patches/01-disable-javascipt:
- allow javascript to be enabled again by setting an environment variable.
2016-06-22 - Carl Suster <>
plowshare (2.1.5-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* debian/rules:
- use the new upstream shell script 'minifier' (a simple sed script).
* debian/control:
- bump standards version to 3.9.8 - no changes needed.
2016-04-13 - Carl Suster <>
plowshare (2.1.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* debian/control:
- slightly improve the long description.
- bump to standards version 3.9.7 - no changes needed.
- update Vcs-Git to use HTTPS.
* debian/copyright: update copyright years to reflect upstream.
* debian/patches/*:
- refresh patches.
- drop 02-src-spelling.patch - applied upstream.
* Minor packaging workflow update:
- debian/get-version: update to use gbp branch layout.
- debian/gbp.conf: use a separate build directory.
- debian/source/local-options: no longer need to unapply patches.
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)

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