Installing the Aspera CLI

  1. Download the Aspera CLI package from the Aspera website.
  2. Run the installation script:

    64-bit Linux: aspera-cli-x.x.x.xxx.xxxxxxx-linux-64-release.sh

    32-bit Linux: aspera-cli-x.x.x.xxx.xxxxxxx-linux-32-release.sh

    Note: If necessary, set permissions on the .sh file so that you can run it:
    # chmod +x aspera-cli-x.x.x.xxx.xxxxxxx-linux-xx-release.sh
    The script places the Aspera CLI in the ~/.aspera/cli directory.
    Note: If you have a previous installation of the aspera command-line client, note that the default installation directory has changed.
  3. [Optional] To install the Aspera CLI in your PATH, run the following command:
    # export PATH=~/.aspera/cli/bin:$PATH
  4. [Optional] To install the man pages, run the following command:
    # export MANPATH=~/.aspera/cli/share/man:$MANPATH
  5. [Optional] To set an environment variable with the value of your password, to be used with all aspera client commands, run the following command:
    # export ASPERA_PASS=mypassword