About the Command-Line Client

The aspera program is a client application that allows you to interact with Aspera transfer servers from the command line. The client provides the same data-transfer functionality as Aspera tranfer servers, but in the form of convenient commands that allow you to automate operations.

For example, with the aspera client, you can automate the following:
  • Listing the contents of your Aspera on Cloud workspace, Faspex inbox, or Shares share.
  • Uploading to and downloading from your Shares server.
  • Sending Faspex packages using files from your local directories.
  • Sending files from remote storage sources, such as clusters or S3.
  • Downloading packages that are sent to you, to a local storage location.