download now

This command downloads a file from a URL. It is simliar to the download command. However, unlike that command, the client will download directly from the specified URL at that point in the action script without using the relay hierarchy.

Version Platforms
8.0.584.0 AIX, HP-UX, Mac, Red Hat, SUSE, Solaris, Windows
8.1.535.0 Debian, Ubuntu

Syntax

download now <url>

Examples

Downloads bfxxxx.exe from the BigFix site as soon as the command is executed.

download now http://download.bigfix.com/update/bfxxxx.exe

Notes

Relevance substitution is not performed on the download action command lines. This is because these actions are scanned by other components that deliver the downloads, and these other components run on different machines which do not share those client's evaluation context. This restriction, however, allows BigFix to prefetch downloads through a relay hierarchy to the clients.