shares Command Reference

Shares Subcommands

The shares command offers the following subcommands:
browse browse a directory of a Shares server
delete delete a file, directory, or share
download download files or directories from a Shares server
rename rename a file or directory
upload upload files or directories to a Shares server

The browse Subcommand

Use the browse subcommand to see what content is on a Shares server. The syntax for browse is as follows:
> aspera shares browse [args]

Arguments for the browse subcommand:

Option Definition
-b path

--base-ca-path path

The base path for your CA certificates. If your certificates are in the default location, this argument is not required. The default path is ~/.aspera/cli/etc.
Note: The Aspera CLI installer places a certificates bundle at installation-dir/etc/curl-ca-bundle.crt. Use this argument if you want to provide a different certificate location.
-c num

--count num

List only up to num items.
-H host

--host host

The Shares host name.
-i

--insecure

Accept the certificate, even if it's invalid.
-j

--json

Output raw JSON.
-k num

--skip num

Skip the first num items.
-o order

--sort order

Sort by order. The options for order are as follows:
  • type = sort directories first, then files
  • size_a = sort by file size (ascending)
  • size_d = sort by file size (descending)
  • mtime_a = sort by file modification time (ascending)
  • mtime_d = sort by file modification time (descending)
-p [password]

--password [password]

The Shares user password.

If you specify -p but omit the password value, the Aspera CLI assumes an empty string for this value.

If you do not specify -p, the Aspera CLI prompts you for a non-echoing password.

Alternatively, you can set the ASPERA_PASS environment variable. For instructions, see Installing the Aspera CLI.

-P path

--path path

The Shares remote path (the default is /; or use the format /shareName/relativePathTo/fileOrFolder).
-T port_number

--port port_number

The listening port on the Shares server.
-u username

--username username

The Shares username.
--user username The username of the Aspera transfer user.

The delete Subcommand

Use the delete subcommand to delete content from a Shares server. The syntax for delete is as follows:
> aspera shares delete [args]

Arguments for the delete subcommand:

Option Definition
-b path

--base-ca-path path

The base path for your CA certificates. If your certificates are in the default location, this argument is not required. The default path is ~/.aspera/cli/etc.
Note: The Aspera CLI installer places a certificates bundle at installation-dir/etc/curl-ca-bundle.crt. Use this argument if you want to provide a different certificate location.
-H host

--host host

The Shares host name.
-i

--insecure

Accept the certificate, even if it's invalid.
-j

--json

Output raw JSON.
-p [password]

--password [password]

The Shares user password.

If you specify -p but omit the password value, the Aspera CLI assumes an empty string for this value.

If you do not specify -p, the Aspera CLI prompts you for a non-echoing password.

Alternatively, you can set the ASPERA_PASS environment variable. For instructions, see Installing the Aspera CLI.

-P path

--path path

The path to the remote file or directory to be deleted (with the format /shareName/relativePathTo/fileOrFolder).
-T port_number

--port port_number

The listening port on the Shares server.
-u username

--username username

The Shares username.
--user username The username of the Aspera transfer user.

The download Subcommand

Use the download subcommand to download content from a Shares server. The syntax for download is as follows:
> aspera shares download [args]

Arguments for the download subcommand:

Option Definition
-b path

--base-ca-path path

The base path for your CA certificates. If your certificates are in the default location, this argument is not required. The default path is ~/.aspera/cli/etc.
Note: The Aspera CLI installer places a certificates bundle at installation-dir/etc/curl-ca-bundle.crt. Use this argument if you want to provide a different certificate location.
-c cookie_string

--cookie cookie_string

Cookie, if one is required.
--cipher cipher Attempt to set the encryption cipher (if server settings allow).
cipher can have the following values:
  • aes-128 or aes-128-cfb
  • aes-192 or aes-192-cfb
  • aes-256 or aes-256-cfb
  • aes-128-gcm
  • aes-192-gcm
  • aes-256-gcm
  • none
-d path

--destination path

Destination directory path (the default is ./).
-e

--remove-empty-directories

When the transfer is complete, remove empty directories.
-E pattern

--exclude pattern

Exclude files that match the given pattern. To specify multiple patterns, repeat the -E option.
-H host

--host host

The Shares host name.
-i

--insecure

Accept the certificate, even if it's invalid.
--min-rate new_rate Attempt to revise the minimum rate (if server settings allow) to a new throughput value, in kbps.
-o overwrite_method

--overwrite overwrite_method

Overwrite existing files. overwrite_method can be any of the following values:
  • never
  • always
  • older
  • diff
  • diff+older
-p [password]

--password [password]

The Shares user password.

If you specify -p but omit the password value, the Aspera CLI assumes an empty string for this value.

If you do not specify -p, the Aspera CLI prompts you for a non-echoing password.

Alternatively, you can set the ASPERA_PASS environment variable. For instructions, see Installing the Aspera CLI.

-R

--remove-after-transfer

When the transfer is complete, remove the transferred content from the source.
--rate-policy policy Attempt to revise the rate policy (if server settings allow).
The options for policy are
  • fixed
  • high
  • fair
  • low
-s path

--source path

File path to the source of the content you are downloading (with the format /shareName/relativePathTo/fileOrFolder).
-T port_number

--port port_number

The listening port on the Shares server.
--target-rate newRate Attempt to revise the target rate (if server settings allow) to a new throughput value, in kbps.
-u username

--username username

The Shares username.
--user username The username of the Aspera transfer user.
-x proxy_hostOrIp

--proxy proxy_hostOrIp

The hostname or IP address of the proxy computer (forward proxy).

The rename Subcommand

Use the rename subcommand to rename content on a Shares server. The syntax for rename is as follows:
> aspera shares rename [args]

Arguments for the rename subcommand:

Option Definition
-b path

--base-ca-path path

The base path for your CA certificates. If your certificates are in the default location, this argument is not required. The default path is ~/.aspera/cli/etc.
Note: The Aspera CLI installer places a certificates bundle at installation-dir/etc/curl-ca-bundle.crt. Use this argument if you want to provide a different certificate location.
-d path

--destination path

The new name for the file or directory.
-H host

--host host

The Shares host name.
-i

--insecure

Accept the certificate, even if it's invalid.
-j

--json

Output raw JSON.
-p [password]

--password [password]

The Shares user password.

If you specify -p but omit the password value, the Aspera CLI assumes an empty string for this value.

If you do not specify -p, the Aspera CLI prompts you for a non-echoing password.

Alternatively, you can set the ASPERA_PASS environment variable. For instructions, see Installing the Aspera CLI.

-P path

--path path

The remote path to the content you are renaming (with the format /share_name/relative_path_to/file_or_folder).
-s path

--source path

The remote file or directory you are renaming.
-T port_number

--port port_number

The listening port on the Shares server.
-u username

--username username

The Shares username.
--user username The username of the Aspera transfer user.

The upload Subcommand

Use the upload subcommand to upload content to a Shares server. The syntax for upload is as follows:
> aspera shares upload [args]

Arguments for the upload subcommand:

Option Definition
-b path

--base-ca-path path

[Optional] The base path for your CA certificates. If your certificates are in the default location, this argument is not required. The default path is ~/.aspera/cli/etc.
Note: The Aspera CLI installer places a certificates bundle at installation-dir/etc/curl-ca-bundle.crt. Use this argument if you want to provide a different certificate location.
-c cookie_string

--cookie cookie_string

[Optional] Cookie, if one is required.
--cipher cipher [Optional] Attempt to set the encryption cipher (if server settings allow).
cipher can have the following values:
  • aes-128 or aes-128-cfb
  • aes-192 or aes-192-cfb
  • aes-256 or aes-256-cfb
  • aes-128-gcm
  • aes-192-gcm
  • aes-256-gcm
  • none
-d path

--destination path

Destination directory path (with the format /share_name/relative_path_to/file_or_folder).
-e

--remove-empty-directories

[Optional] When the transfer is complete, remove empty directories.
-E pattern

--exclude pattern

[Optional] Exclude files that match the given pattern. To specify multiple patterns, repeat the -E option.
--fasp-proxy proxy_hostOrIp [Optional] The hostname or IP address of the proxy computer (forward proxy).
--file-encrypt [Optional] Encrypt files. To use this option, you must first set the encryption/decryption passphrase with the ASPERA_SCP_FILEPASS environment variable.
-H host

--host host

The Shares host name.
-i

--insecure

[Optional] Accept the certificate, even if it's invalid.
--ignore-host-key [Optional] Ignore the server's SSH host key fingerprint.
-j

--encode-jpeg

[Optional] Encode all HTTP transfers as JPEG files.
-k resume_level

--resume-level resume_level

[Optional] Enable the resuming of partially transferred files at the specified resume level.
resume_level can have the following values:
  • 0 (default) - Always retransfer the entire file.
  • 1 - Compare file attributes and resume if they match, and retransfer if they do not.
  • 2 - Compare file attributes and the sparse file checksums; resume if they match, and retransfer if they do not.
  • 3 - Compare file attributes and the full file checksums; resume if they match, and retransfer if they do not.
-l new_rate

--target-rate new_rate

[Optional] Attempt to revise the target rate (if server settings allow) to a new throughput value, in kbps.
-L path

--log-path path

[Optional] The path to the logfile.
-m new_rate

--min-rate new_rate

[Optional] Attempt to revise the minimum rate (if server settings allow) to a new throughput value, in kbps.
--move-after-transfer path [Optional] Specify the directory where the file will be moved to after it is transferred.
-o overwrite_method

--overwrite overwrite_method

[Optional] Overwrite existing files. overwrite_method can be any of the following values:
  • never
  • always
  • older
  • diff
  • diff+older
-O port_num

--udp-port port_num

[Optional] Set the UDP port for FASP transfers.
--preserve-dates [Optional] Preserve the timestamps on transferred files.
-P port_num

--tcp-port port_num

[Optional] Set the TCP port for FASP transfers.
--partial-file-suffix suffix [Optional] Set a suffix to append to the filenames of partially transferred files.
-p [password]

--password [password]

The Shares user password.

If you specify -p but omit the password value, the Aspera CLI assumes an empty string for this value.

If you do not specify -p, the Aspera CLI prompts you for a non-echoing password.

Alternatively, you can set the ASPERA_PASS environment variable. For instructions, see Installing the Aspera CLI.

--port port_number [Optional] The listening port on the Shares server.
-q, --filelist [Optional] Specify a file that contains a list of files to transfer.
-R

--remove-after-transfer

[Optional] When the transfer is complete, remove the transferred content from the source.
--rate-policy policy [Optional] Attempt to revise the rate policy (if server settings allow).
The options for policy are
  • fixed
  • high
  • fair
  • low
--remote-host host_address [Optional] The remote host address.
--remove-empty-source-directory [Optional] When the transfer is complete, remove empty source directories.
-s path

--source path

File path to the source of the content you are uploading.
--save-before-overwrite [Optional] Save a copy of a file before it is overwritten by the transfer. A copy of filename.ext is saved as filename.yyyy.mm.dd.hh.mm.ss.index.ext in the same directory.
--src-base prefix [Optional] Strip the specified prefix from each source path. The remaining portion of the source path is kept intact at the destination.
-T

--disable-encryption

[Optional] Disable encryption.
--target-rate newRate [Optional] Attempt to revise the target rate (if server settings allow) to a new throughput value, in kbps.
-u username

--username username

The Shares username.
--user username [Optional] The username of the Aspera transfer user.
-Z datagram_size

--mtu datagram_size

[Optional] Set the MTU manually, in bytes.