Installing the Aspera CLI

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

    aspera-cli-x.x.x.xxx.xxxxxxx-mac-xx.x-64-release.sh

    The script places the Aspera CLI in the $HOME/Applications/Aspera CLI directory.
    Note: If you have a previous installation of the Aspera CLI, note that the default installation directory may have changed.
  3. [Optional] To install the Aspera CLI in your PATH, run the following command:
    $ export PATH=~/Applications/Aspera\ CLI/bin:$PATH
  4. [Optional] To install the man pages, run the following command:
    $ export MANPATH=~/Applications/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

About Your Installation

Your Aspera CLI installation is a per-user, local installation. The CLI can be run by the computer where it is installed. It is not a system-wide installation.