Command-line client for Synology's DownloadStation

synodl is a command-line client for the DownloadStation application found on Synology storage devices. It allows you to comfortably manage your download tasks from within a terminal window rather than going through the built-in web interface.



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Getting started

Create a configuration file .synodl in your home directory with these entries:

url = https://YOUR_DEVICE_ADDRESS:5001/

Using synodl

Calling synodl without any additional arguments should show an overview of your current download tasks. Anything that is passed as a parameter will added as a task to DownlodStation.


At the moment we ignore SSL certificate errors, i.e. anyone with basic networking skills can intercept your traffic and steal your password.


Use to report bugs in synodl.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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