In version 0.5 we added the ability to download files and folders using jotta-cli.
jotta-cli download Archive/folder/subfolder ~/Downloads
Above is the syntax for starting a download.
Archive/folder/subfolder is the
remote path to the file or folder on jottacloud.
~/Downloads is the
download destination where the files and folders will be downloaded to.
NB: If you are running
jotta-cli on separate devices, you must specify a valid
download destination on the device where
jottad is running.
jotta-cli download remote/path/to/file /local/download/destination
jotta-cli download --watch
jotta-cli download --abort=downloadid
jotta-cli list downloads
jotta-cli list downloadinformation --downloadid=downloadid [--json]
Starting a download
Understanding and finding the correct
remote path to download is perhaps the most confusing thing about downloading using
As on the website your files are grouped in "Sync", "Backup" and "Archive". See example below:
jotta-cli download Backup/MyImac/FolderWithStuff ~/Downloads
jotta-cli download Sync .
remote-path can be deduced from the file or folders location on the webpage but the intended method is to use bash-completion on MacOS and linux and
jotta-cli ls on windows. See Bash-completion below.
Once you have pressed return
jotta-cli waits while
jottad gathers the metadata necessary to perform the download. During this time you can abort the download using CTRL-C. Once the download starts jotta-cli prints some information about the download, including a
downloadid , and returns.
Cancelling a download
Once a download is started, you can cancel it by calling
jotta-cli download --abort=downloadid. You can find the downloadid by calling
jotta-cli list downloads or
jotta-cli download --watch . When you cancel a download it leaves any files already succesfully downloaded on the filesystem. Any partially downloaded files are deleted.
Observing a download
You can watch the progress of a download using
jotta-cli download --watch .
Only one download will run at any time. If you have started multiple downloads the second will not start until the first has finished. Once a download completes it disappears from
jotta-cli list downloads except if one or more files failed to download.
If a file could not be downloaded for any reason the download will complete, but it will not dissappear from
jotta-cli list downloads. To see detailed information about the download errors call
jotta-cli list downloadinfo --downloadid=downloadid. You can also add
--json to get error information in json format.
To clear a download from the list call
jotta-cli download --abort=downloadid.
On MacOS and linux you can use bash completion to 'browse' the remote paths on jottacloud. Try the following:
jotta-cli download [TABTAB]
where [TABTAB] means you press TAB two times.
This should present an experience similar to browsing a local filesytem, though perhaps a bit slower depending on the latency to our servers. This works with
jotta-cli ls [TABTAB] as well, but not with a leading
-l as in
jotta-cli ls -l [TABTAB] .
More information: bash completion
If you encounter problems with paths not completing please open an issue on https://github.com/jotta/jotta-cli-issues or a send a support-ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not wish to disclose the filepaths in question publicly.