This command downloads a file from a URL. After downloading, the file is saved in a folder named __Download relative to the local folder of the site that issued the download command. The name of the file is derived from the part of the URL after the last slash.

If the download fails, the action script terminates.

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


download <url>


Download bfxxxx.exe from the BigFix site, and save the downloaded file in the default site __Download folder.



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.