youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites. It requires the Python interpreter, version 2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+, and it is not platform specific. It should work on your Unix box, on Windows or on Mac OS X. It is released to the public domain, which means you can modify it, redistribute it or use it however you like.
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youtube-dl [OPTIONS] URL [URL...]
Albeit that we can install this ourselves, we are faced with a number of issues as this software has dependencies on specific locations to house its config files, such as /etc, /root, and /usr/local/bin. All of these directories are purged upon each reboot of the system.
This software is updated constantly! So, it would be nice to retain the ability to use the "youtube-dl -U" command to preform updates to the software.