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Lightweight podcatching client targets Linux users

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There's a new, minimalistic -- and reportedly fast -- podcatching client for Linux now available for free download. BashPodder is a podcatching client written in bash code that requires the bash shell, wget, and sed -- all three of which are typically installed on any Linux system.

This script will download the multimedia files from the sites named in the bp.conf configuration file and store them in a local directory for you to peruse at your heart's content with any audio player, the software's creator said.

A podcast is a method for distributing multimedia files using the RSS (Really Simple Syndication) standard. Podcatching clients, which receive podcasts, exist for Windows and Mac OS X, and now Linux.

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