Plowshare is a command-line tool which lets you download files from popular file hosting sites such as Rapidshare.

Plowshare supports a large number of online services. A list of supported sites can be found here:

Although Plowshare is a command-line based application, it is easy to use. To download a file from Rapidshare, use the following command:


To install Plowshare on Ubuntu, use the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:plowsharepackagers/ppa 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install plowshare