NZBGet is a free open-source Usenet client for downloading binary content (image, audio, video, e-book, etc.) on Usenet. It’s cross-platform, available for Linux, macOS, Windows, BSD and Android. This tutorial is going to show you how to install NZBGet on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

NZBGet Feature

  • Super lightweight and fast (consumes about 1.5MB RAM on startup).
  • A responsive web interface allows you to configure and control it from a web browser.
  • It also comes with a command-line interface.
  • Multiple Usenet servers (providers) are supported.
  • Fast par-rename helps you restore original file names.
  • Apps like Sonarr, Sickrage, CouchPotato, and Headphones can integrate with NZBGet and automate your download process.
  • NZBGet can also read and process RSS feeds.
  • NZB (Newz Binary) indexer integration. An NZB file is like a torrent file and an NZB indexer is like a torrent site.
  • And many more

Install NZBGet Usenet Client on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

NZBGet is available from the default repository, so you can open up a terminal and install it with apt package manager.

sudo apt install nzbget

To check your NZBGet version, run

nzbget --version

Sample output:

nzbget version: 21.0

NZBGet is started from the command line like below. It will run in daemon mode (in the background) and use the /etc/nzbget.conf configuration file. (Please don’t run it with sudo privilege.)

nzbget --daemon --configfile /etc/nzbget.conf

If you run the following command, you will find it listens on 127.0.0.1:6789. (If your Ubuntu server doesn’t have the netstat command, you can run sudo apt install net-tools command to install it.)

sudo netstat -lnpt | grep nzbget

#apps #nzbget #usenet #linux

How to Install NZBGet Usenet Client on Ubuntu & Linux Mint
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