download now

This command is deprecated. Use download or download as instead.

This command downloads a file from a URL. It is similar 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


download now <url>


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

download now


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.