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10.20.2015 - Pre-built binaries avaiable. See below.

06.04.2015 - Significant update to master. Check here for details.


The mediafire-tools project offers these programs to interact with a mediafire account:

  • mediafire-shell: a simple shell for a mediafire account like ftp(1).
  • mediafire-fuse: a fuse module that is able to mount the mediafire share locally.

Coming soon:

  • mediafire-check: a tool that will check to see if a file is eligible for instant upload or whether or not a file is already in your account.


This software is copyright 2013 - 2015 Bryan Christ and Johannes Schauer and can re redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

For the exact terms of the license, see COPYING.

Binary Install

Packages for Debian, Ubuntu, Centos, and RHEL, can be found here


On Debian and derivatives like Ubuntu you need the following packages to build this software:

apt-get install cmake build-essential libjansson-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libfuse-dev libssl-dev

On Red Hat and derivatives like Fedora you need the following packages to build this software:

yum groupinstall "Development Tools" "Development Libraries"
yum install cmake jansson-devel libcurl libcurl-devel fuse-devel openssl-devel

On FreeBSD you need:

pkg install jansson cmake curl fuse fusefs-libs

This project is using cmake, so you can build the software out-of-tree:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make install

Runtime Configuration

The tools are configured through a configuration file at $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/mediafire-tools/config. In case the variable $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set, the configuration file lives at ~/.config/mediafire-tools/config. The format of the configuration file is the same as the arguments given on the command line except that you can use newlines and lines starting with a # (hash) are ignored. Thus the following is a valid configuration file:

# this line is ignored
--password secret

And so is this:

--username -p secret

Arguments given on the commandline will overwrite arguments given in the configuration file.

You should not specify your password on the commandline as it will then be visible by other processes. If the password is neither specified on the command line nor in the configuration file, then it will be prompted via standard input.

Mediafire Shell

This program serves as a simple ftp(1) like interface to a mediafire share. It could thus also be used as part of scripts. For a list of available commandline options, run it with the --help argument. For a list of available commands, run the help command either in interactive mode or by giving it to the -c argument.

When running a command using the -c argument, you need to enclose the command in quotes, especially if the command you're trying to run needs arguments, e.g.

mediafire-shell -c "put file"

Mediafire Fuse

The fuse module allows to mount a mediafire share at a local mountpoint.

It maintains a local cache of the directory structure as well as the file content. The directory structure cache can be found in ~/.cache/mediafire-tools/<ekey>/directorytree where <ekey> is the unique id of your username. The file cache can be found in ~/.cache/mediafire-tools/<ekey>/files/.

You can mount the module like this:

./mediafire-fuse /mnt

And unmount it like this:

fusermount -u /mnt


If you encounter a bug, try to reproduce it while running mediafire-fuse with the -d option and send in the generated output on the terminal.

While the fuse filesystem is not mounted, it is always safe to remove your local cache as it will be retrieved again from the remote.

Using /etc/fstab

It is currently not possible to have a mediafire fuse mount be mounted automatically because it is not possible to supply the right user credentials in /etc/fstab. A workaround is to have an entry in /etc/fstab like this:

/usr/bin/mediafire-fuse /mountpoint fuse user,noauto 0 0

And then manually mount like this:

XDG_CONFIG_HOME=/home/username/.config XDG_CACHE_HOME=/home/username/.cache mount /mountpoint

Where you replace "username" by your username and /mountpoint by your mountpoint.


For missing features that could be implemented in the future, have a look at the file TODO.