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Use Read-Debrid from your command line !

Use Read-Debrid from your command line !

rdcli is a tool allowing you to use Real-Debrid from your command line. It’s written in Python 2.7 because Python comes pre-installed on most distribution nowadays, limiting the amount of software dependency.


Using pip (preferred method)

To install the latest version of rdcli on your computer, open a terminal and enter the following line:

sudo pip install rdcli

To update rdcli, run :

sudo pip install rdcli -U

Alternative method

If you don’t have/want pip installed on your computer, you can manually install rdcli with the following commands (cloning the repo and launching the

git clone
cd realdebrid-CLI
python install


In the command line

mitch@raspberrypi ~ $ rdcli [OPTIONS] LINK

OPTIONS can be:

-v Version. Show the installed version.
-h Help. Display this help.
-i Init. Force rdcli to ask for your login and password. Useful if you made a typo or if you changed your login information since you first used rdcli.
-l List. Write a list of the successfully unrestricted links on STDOUT, without downloading. -t and -q options have no effect if -l is used.
-o Output directory. Download files into a specific directory.
-O Output file. Specify a name for the downloaded file instead of using the original file’s name. -O has no effect if several files will be downloaded.
-p Password. Provide a password for protected downloads.
-q Quiet mode. No output will be generated.
-t Test mode. Perform all operations EXCEPT file downloading.

LINK can be the URL to a file you want to download (i.e. or the path to a file containing one ore several URL(s).


mitch@raspberrypi ~ $ rdcli
mitch@raspberrypi ~ $ rdcli -o Documents/
mitch@raspberrypi ~ $ rdcli urls.txt
mitch@raspberrypi ~ $ rdcli -t links-to-test.txt
mitch@raspberrypi ~ $ rdcli -l links.txt > unrestricted-links.txt

For development purposes

See the RDWorker file. It defines 4 classes:

  • RDError: Base Exception to be inherited for all Exception related to Real-Debrid
  • UnrestrictionError: Exception thrown when an error occurs during link unrestriction
  • LoginError: Exception thrown when an error occurs on loging
  • RDWorker: Worker class providing methods to
    • login into Real-Debrid, establishing a cookie and keeping it until it’s expired
    • unrestrict any supported link


This software is distributed under the MIT License. A copy of the license can be found in the LICENSE.txt file.


This script was initially written for my personal use but I’d be more than happy if it could be useful to any folk from the magical land of the Internet. Feel free to fork and submit your Pull Request to fix/improve rdcli.

Report rdcli bugs on github


File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
rdcli- (md5) Source 2016-01-05 7KB