downloader: Download Files over HTTP and HTTPS

Provides a wrapper for the download.file function, making it possible to download files over HTTPS on Windows, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like platforms. The 'RCurl' package provides this functionality (and much more) but can be difficult to install because it must be compiled with external dependencies. This package has no external dependencies, so it is much easier to install.

Version: 0.4
Imports: utils, digest
Suggests: testthat
Published: 2015-07-09
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.downloader
Author: Winston Chang
Maintainer: Winston Chang <winston at>
License: GPL-2
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: downloader results


Reference manual: downloader.pdf


Package source: downloader_0.4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): downloader_0.4.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): downloader_0.4.tgz, r-release (x86_64): downloader_0.4.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): downloader_0.4.tgz
Old sources: downloader archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: biomartr, bipartiteD3, CANSIM2R, clusterProfiler, DEET, ELMER, EpiMix, etl, fishualize, imager, imgpalr, materialmodifier, mdsr, neonUtilities, ORFik, PharmacoGx, pkgfilecache, RadioGx, recount, rfars, RKEEL, rtrek, scMappR, sketcher, stationaRy, TCGAbiolinks, ToxicoGx, Xeva, yarn
Reverse suggests: BiocCheck, drake, MethReg, quantmod, seqmagick


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