puf - Parallel URL fetcher
What is puf?
puf is a download tool for UNIX-like systems. You may use it to download
single files or to mirror entire servers.
It is similar to
GNU wget (and has a partly compatible command line), but has the ability
to do many downloads in parallel. This is very interesting, if you have a
high-bandwidth internet connection.
for details (not very informative at the moment).
This program is based on puf v0.1.x by Anders Gavare.
tar xzf ..., ./configure, make, su root -c "make install", run & have fun.
Note, that it is probably a good idea to use GNU make, which is often installed
as gmake on systems where GNU make is not the default make, e.g., on *BSD
If you are lame, you can also use
rpm -ta puf-*.tar.gz && rpm -i /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/puf*.rpm
on some Linux systems. :-)
- Currently no bugs are known (only special features :)).
Don't hesitate to report bugs. I want to know about them! Please always tell
me the complete command line you used, the output of
"puf -d 255 -vvv <your original command line>", the output
of "ldd `which puf`", the output of "uname -a" and a gdb backtrace
(for segfaults) when reporting a bug.
Someday to come
Thanks go to:
- Anders Gavare for starting the puf project
- Mike Mindel from
Wordtracker for generously
sponsoring my work on puf
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