The other night i was reminiscing about the old IRC days when i would leech a mass amount of 0day warez from various IRC channels. When i was using mIRC on Windows, i coupled it with a bitchin' XDCC bottler script called XDCC Browser. When i attempted to find the "linux alternative" for XChat, i was sad to find out no real 'Crème de la Crème' of XDCC bottlers for it. This brought me to another stand alone solution for XDCC downloading with ease on linux, XDCC-Fetch.
What is XDCC-Fetch?
XDCC-Fetch, written entirely in Ruby, is an intuitive, no-nonsense tool for searching, collecting and downloading XDCC announcements within IRC channels.
* Simple, no-nonsense user interface
* Pack filter
* Multiple IRC servers
* Resumable downloads
* Download queues
* Parallel downloads
* Checksum comparison
* Server + channel status stored, reconnect on startup
* Download-finished popup
* It is free!
In this tutorial, i will show you how to get XDCC-Fetch running on any Linux OS.