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-linux-64-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 CLI, note that the default installation directory may have changed.
  3. 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

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.