I'd like to write a bash script which automatically downloads the miniconda installation script in Linux-x86_64 for python2.7.

Apparently I have to go to the website and manually download the installation file.

I can get slightly older version here which would give me conda 4.5.12 version but from the miniconda website I get conda 4.6.9

Basically I want a function like below but instead of downloading this file, I'd like to have the latest version. Thanks, Jen.


    #Function to Download miniconda

    function download_miniconda() {

    wget -c "$url"           

One work away around would be to run conda update conda after installing 4.5.12 but I'd like to avoid this.

1 Answer 1


If you open https://docs.conda.io/en/latest/miniconda.html in Firefox, you can right-click on the "64-bit (bash installer)" link there and select "Copy link location" and then paste that link somewhere, like in your download script. That gives the following link: https://repo.anaconda.com/miniconda/Miniconda2-latest-Linux-x86_64.sh

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