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Aria is yet another GTK-based download tool.




Aria is a download tool for UNIX similar to Reget or GetRight. It downloads files from Internet via HTTP/HTTPS or FTP.

The transfer can be paused, resumed, queued and saved. It has very friendly GTK based GUI, and useful log consoles. Some of its main features are:

· Automatic CRC/MD5 checking
· Split downloads
· Recursive downloads
· HTTP/FTP proxy server
· cut-and-paste, drag-and-drop(Mozilla, Galeon, Opera, Konqueror, Netscape)
· multi-list(tabbed mode) feature

Here are some key features of "Aria":

Basic features

· Download file via HTTP/HTTPS or FTP
· Work with Galeon Web browser
· In galeon setting menu, choose "handler->download". In "Program" frame, choose "use command line"(or something like that), and enter "aria -g %s -d %f --pass-pw" in "Command" entry. (If you don't install Aria in search path, you may have to enter full path of aria.)
· Drag and drop support. Supported browsers: Mozilla, Galeon, Opera, Konqueror, and Netscape
· Pasting URLs from clipboard(netscape, emacs, eterm etc)
· Internationalization
· Czech(thanks to Adam Purkrt)
· Spanish(thanks to Alejandro N. Vargas)
· French(thanks to wwp)
· German(thanks to Hermann)
· Hungarian(thanks to Boldizsar Nagy)
· Italian(thanks to Giovanni Pardini)
· Polish (thanks to Przemyslaw Sulek)
· Russian translation(thanks to Igor V. Youdytsky)
· Traditional Chinese translation(thanks to hardded)
· Japanese translation
· Cookie support
· HTTP/FTP proxy support
· Split download(can be resumed)

Advanced features

· Tabbed mode(Multi lists)
· HTTP/FTP recursive download with various useful options
· Autosave feature
· Can execute command after each download
· Download history feature
· Can download files from the Web sites which deny usual download tools(by using Server Template)
· Automatic MD5 and CRC checking(both 16bit and 32bit)
· URL numerical expansion feature(also known as numerical download)


· C++ compiler(gcc, egcs)
· libstdc++
· Gtk+ version 1.2.6 or higher
· GNU gettext 0.10.35 or higher


Unpack the archive and enter it then:

make install
Last updated on June 22nd, 2005

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