jake kara, software engineer ‣ metalink-author-py ░


I wrote a Python library for building files in the Metalink XML format.

Metalink is a format for describing where files can be downloaded. I got into it because I was working on a project that involved creating jobs for download managers. MetaLink is supported by a number of common download managers, including Curl and aria2C! The RFC is available here: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5854.

This library isn’t finished. It does not support the full Metalink format, but it’s easily extensible by adding classes for each property supported in the RFC. I’ve only implemented the ones I needed for the project that I built this tool for.

More info in the README.