esniper is a simple, lightweight tool for sniping ebay auctions. It runs on all flavors of linux, unix and Windows, and should adapt easily to other operating systems.

You can download the source code of the latest released version, report bugs, and do a bunch of other things from

To be informed of new releases and major bugs, subscribe to the esniper-announce mailing list.

To compile and run esniper you need SSL and libCurl. Most recent linux releases should have these libraries already installed. If your system doesn't have these libraries or they are out of date, you will need to download, build and install these libraries first. You must build and install SSL before building and installing libCurl.

If you are using Windows, you will need to use either cygwin or MinGW and MSYS for a development environment, and SSL and libCurl. I hope to have a prebuilt Windows binary available in the future.

If you need documentation, you can read the manual page, or download a unix man compatible version and place it in /usr/local/man/man1 on your computer.

esniper can use configuration and auction files to tell it how to bid and what to bid on. Sample files (configuration, auction) are available.

If you want to be notified of updates to esniper, subscribe to the esniper-announce mailing list.