mget - download an object from Manta.


mget [OPTION...] PATH...


Retrieves the content of object(s) specified by PATH(s), and dumps them to stdout. Note that mget does not perform incremental/resumable downloads, so any network-level errors that occur during transfer will result in an incomplete and/or corrupt output. You should check for an exit status of 0 to know that the request was successful.

Note that mget by default will emit a progress meter on stderr. You can disable this with -q.


Retrieves the given object, with a progress indicator.

mget ~~/stor/ > /tmp/

Retrieves the given object, with a progress indicator, and stores it in the file in the current directory.

mget -O ~~/stor/

Finds and fetches a set of Javascript files, and pipes them to less.

mfind -t o -n '.js$' ~~/stor/foo | xargs mget -q | less


-a, --account login Authenticate as account (login name).

-H, --headers Print HTTP headers on stderr.

-h, --help Print a help message and exit.

-i, --insecure This option explicitly allows "insecure" SSL connections and transfers. All SSL connections are attempted to be made secure by using the CA certificate bundle installed by default.

-k, --key fingerprint Authenticate using the SSH key described by FINGERPRINT. The key must either be in ~/.ssh or loaded in the SSH agent via ssh-add.

--role=ROLE,ROLE,... Specify which roles to assume for the request.

-o, --output file Write output to <file> instead of stdout.

-O, --remote-name Write output to a file using the requested object's name (i.e. the last element of the full object path) instead of stdout.

-q, --quiet Do not display a progress meter.

--user user Authenticate as user under account.

-u, --url url Manta base URL (such as

-v, --verbose Print debug output to stderr. Repeat option to increase verbosity.


MANTA_USER In place of -a, --account

MANTA_SUBUSER In place of --user.

MANTA_KEY_ID In place of -k, --key.

MANTA_ROLE In place of --role.

MANTA_URL In place of -u, --url.

MANTA_TLS_INSECURE In place of -i, --insecure.

The shortcut ~~ is equivalent to /:login where :login is the account login name.


When using the -v option, diagnostics will be sent to stderr in bunyan output format. As an example of tracing all information about a request, try:

mget -vv ~~/stor/foo 2>&1 | bunyan


DSA keys do not work when loaded via the SSH agent.

Report bugs at Github