Download the latest Release from Github repositories

Here are some methods you can easily use in your applications to fetch the latest download releases from the GitHub page.

  • Use curl to get the JSON response for the latest release
  • Use grep to find the line containing file URL
  • Use cut and tr to extract the URL
  • Use wget to download it

curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/jgm/pandoc/releases/latest\
| grep "browser_download_url.*deb" \
| cut -d : -f 2,3 \
| tr -d \" \
| wget -qi -