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Darcy Ripper is an efficient light weight desktop application whose purpose is to make it easier for the user to download web resource (e.g. images or HTML pages) to the local machine.

Thus, Darcy provides multiple web ripping capabilities that help you download web resources on the fly. It also makes it possible for you to save your download process, pause or resume it at any time, plus additional settings you can use in order to be as efficient and exact as you can.


Requirements

There are very few platform and environment requirements necessary to install and run Darcy Ripper.

  1. Platform Requirements
    • CPU (processor):
      minimum – Intel Pentium III™/AMD Athlon™ processor;
      recommended – Dual Core class processor;
    • Computer memory:
      minimum – 512 MB of RAM;
      recommended – 1 GB of RAM;
    • Hard disk space:
      minimum – 100 MB free disk space;
      recommended – 300 MB free disk space;
  2. Operating System
    • Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012;
    • Mac OS: Mac OS X version 10.5 64-bit or later;
    • Unix/Linux: Any Unix/Linux distribution with an available Java SE Runtime Environment version 1.6.0 or later from Oracle.

Platform independent

Darcy Ripper is fully implemented in Java, thus it can be run on any Java enabled machine. Also, the saved Job Packages files are platform independent, which means that you can pass your saved Job Package to another Darcy Ripper instance running on another machine running another OS.

Darcy Ripper runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 and older, Linux and other flavors of Unix, Mac OS X 10.9+ including Mavericks.


Highly configurable

Darcy Ripper provides a large amount of configuration settings you can specify for your download process, in order to obtain exactly the web resources you desire. Some of these configuration features include:

  • Possibility of resuming web resources download (in the same or in different download sessions);
  • Request cookie header support;
  • Basic WWW authentication support;
  • Filtering requests based on status codes and/or regular expressions matching;
  • Filtering responses based on their content-type and/or overall content;
  • Visualization of the download statistics or downloads history.

And many more.


Easy Job Package Control

By saving your current Job Package to a file (a “*.djp” file) you can run that Job Package at any other moment of time, with ease and without recreating an entire Job Package. Basically, DJP files make it possible for the user to run a download job regularly, without the frustration of configuring the same things over and over again.


Job Package Statistics View

Darcy Ripper makes it possible for you to view every step of your download process. This means that you can visualize any URL that is being accessed or any resource that has been processed/downloaded. Unlike most any other tools, this feature makes it possible for you to notice if something is not working as you expected it and you may stop the process and remedy the issue.
Besides the real-time presentation of the download process, Darcy is able to remember and offer to you statistics regarding all your download processes.