jigdo-lite Documentation

The jigdo-lite script is distributed in the scripts directory of the source archive and also in the jigdo-bin-x.y.z.tar.bz2 binary archive.


jigdo-lite -- Download jigdo files using wget


jigdo-lite [URL]


See jigdo-file(1) for an introduction to Jigsaw Download.

Given the URL of a `.jigdo' file, jigdo-lite downloads the large file (e.g. a CD image) that has been made available through that URL. wget(1) is used to download the necessary pieces of administrative data (contained in the `.jigdo' file and a corresponding `.template' file) as well as the many pieces that the large file is made from. The jigdo-file(1) utility is used to reconstruct the large file from the pieces.

`.jigdo' files that contain references to Debian mirrors are treated specially: When such a file is recognized, you are asked to select one mirror out of a list of all Debian mirrors.

If URL is not given on the command line, the script prompts for a location to download the `.jigdo' file from. The following command line options are recognized:

-h --help

Output short summary of command syntax.

-v --version

Output version number.

--scan FILES

Do not ask for "Files to scan", use this path.


Do not ask any questions, instead behave as if the user had pressed Return at all prompts. This can be useful when running jigdo-lite from cron jobs or in other non-interactive environments.


jigdo-file(1), jigdo-mirror(1), wget(1) (or `info wget')

CD images for Debian Linux can be downloaded with jigdo.