FlexGet_ is a multipurpose automation tool for content like torrents, nzbs,
podcasts, comics, series, movies, etc. It can use different kinds of sources
like RSS-feeds, html pages, csv files, search engines and there are even
plugins for sites that do not provide any kind of useful feeds.
There are numerous plugins that allow utilizing FlexGet in interesting ways
and more are being added continuously.
FlexGet is extremely useful in conjunction with applications which have watch
directory support or provide interface for external utilities like FlexGet.
.. _FlexGet: http://flexget.com
FlexGet is installable via pip with the command::
pip install flexget
For more detailed instructions see the
.. _installation guide: http://flexget.com/wiki/Install
Install using Docker (Linux only)
Docker can be used to install and run flexget::
docker run -it -v /home/<username>/.flexget:/root/.flexget --rm toilal/flexget
How to use GIT checkout
Check that you have Python 2.6 - 2.7 available with command
In some environments newer (or older, if your distro is on python 3,) python
might be available under another name like 'python26' or 'python2.7' in which
case you need to use that one instead of plain 'python'.
To start using FlexGet from this directory:
First, install (a recent version of) the
virtualenv_ package to your system.
.. _virtualenv: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/virtualenv
Now, in your checkout directory, run::
Or, if you need deluge or transmission libraries from system wide python use::
virtualenv --system-site-packages .
This will initialize python virtualenv. This doesn't need to be directly in
your checkout directory, but these instructions assume that's where it is.
Now use pip from your new virtualenv to install paver, then install flexget
from your checkout dir in editable mode::
bin/pip install paver bin/pip install -e .
After that FlexGet is usable via
<checkout directory>/bin/flexget. Verify
installation by running::
You may place the config file in your checkout directory, or in
(Unix, Mac OS X) or
C:\Documents and Setting\<username>\flexget (Windows).
If you don't want to use virtualenv there's
flexget_vanilla.py file which
can be used to run FlexGet without bootstrapping, note that you will need to
install all required dependencies yourself.