Programming language: Rust
License: MIT License
Latest version: v0.1.1

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A simple, fast and interruptable download accelerator, written in Rust


This project is no longer maintained by @k0pernicus and @jean-serge.
Instead of Snatch, you can use, report features or issues and/or contribute to Zou.

[Snatch logo](./img/snatch-horizontal.png)

(A special thanks to @fh-d for this awesome logo !)

Current features

  • Simple: a command line tool to manage easily your downloads ;
  • Fast: multithreading support.

NOTE: Snatch is on alpha version. This version runs well on remote contents with a length known before the download (with the content-length header from the server response) - also, the Interruptable feature is not implemented yet.


  1. Install Rust and Cargo using rustup ;
  2. You can download two versions of Snatch :
    • the latest build from crates.io: cargo install snatch ;
    • the last commit version from Github: cargo install --git https://github.com/derniercri/snatch.git --branch devel ;
  3. Enjoy !


Snatch 0.1.2
Snatch, a simple, fast and interruptable download accelerator, written in Rust.

    snatch [FLAGS] [OPTIONS] <url>

    -d, --debug      Activate the debug mode
        --force      Assume Yes to all queries and do not prompt
    -h, --help       Prints help information
    -V, --version    Prints version information

    -f, --file <file>          The local file to save the remote content file
    -t, --threads <threads>    Threads which can be used to download




File examples


You want to contribute to Snatch ? Here are a few ways you can help us out :

  • improve the documentation,
  • improve the CLI,
  • add new features (please to see our issues),
  • report bugs.

If you want to create a pull request, this is the procedure to make it great:

  • create an issue to explain the problem you encountered (except for typo),
  • fork the project,
  • create a local branch to make changes (from our devel branch),
  • test your changes,
  • create a pull request (please compare it with our devel branch),
  • explain your changes,
  • submit !

Thank you for your interest in contributing to Snatch ! :-D


  • 0.1.3 (current)

    • Fix the behaviour to know if the download is OK or not
    • Delete automatically the file if the download is not OK
    • Fix the behaviour when downloading a file using zero thread (yes, that was possible...)
    • Fix the behaviour when downloading a file using one thread
    • Monothreading download if the remote server does not support PartialContent headers
  • 0.1.2 (2ee85c151167770ce0a71245e72c02497625087f)
    No changelogs reported

  • 0.1.1 (624a59d23e28d369bae2f9d30ea22db197f7e729)
    No changelogs reported

  • 0.1.0
    No changelogs reported

Build issues

  • Libraries cannot be build Please go check if you are using the latest version of rustc (stable), running rustup update.

  • fatal error: 'openssl/hmac.h' file not found If you are on a GNU/Linux distribution (like Ubuntu), please install libssl-dev. If you are on macOS, please install openssl and check your OpenSSL configuration:

brew install openssl
export OPENSSL_INCLUDE_DIR=`brew --prefix openssl`/include
export OPENSSL_LIB_DIR=`brew --prefix openssl`/lib
export DEP_OPENSSL_INCLUDE=`brew --prefix openssl`/include