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Slimrat is a Linux download manager which can download files from the following online file hosting services: rapidshare, megaupload, metafire, easyshare, czshare, datahu, depozitshare, fastload, fastshare, filefactory, filehive, freakshare, hotfile, sharebase, youtube, zshare and many other including a direct download if there is no plugin available for a certain service.

Slimrat is lightweight, it can download multiple files and once and comes with both a GUI and a CLI. Another very interesting Slimrat feature is the automatic captcha solving based on an tesseract-ocr library.

To install Slimrat in Ubuntu, firstly you need to install some dependencies:
sudo apt-get install libwww-mechanize-perl aview imagemagick tesseract-ocr libgtk2-gladexml-perl xclip libspiffy-perl

Then simply download Slimrat, extract it, go to it's src folder and open either slimrat (cli) or slimrat-gui.

Installation instructions for other Linux distributions can be found in the INSTALL file in the slimrat archive you have download.

You can configure slimrat by editing the slimrat.conf, which should be copied into /etc/slimrat.conf or ~/.slimrat/config