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.
- 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
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 make install
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 --username email@example.com --password secret
And so is this:
--username firstname.lastname@example.org -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.
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,
help command either in interactive mode or by giving it to the
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
mediafire-shell -c "put file"
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
<ekey> is the unique id
of your username. The file cache can be found in
You can mount the module like this:
And unmount it like this:
fusermount -u /mnt
If you encounter a bug, try to reproduce it while running
-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.
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
/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
For missing features that could be implemented in the future, have a look at