Introduction to Dillo

Dillo is a fast, small footprint graphical browser. Version 0.8.5 is now considered a very stable beta. Dillo does not support Java, JavaScript or CSS, and the current version does not support FTP, HTTPS or frames. It is, however, very fast and so is useful on older, slower machines. It supports downloads and can support cookies.

Package Information

Dillo Dependencies




OpenSSL-0.9.7g, Wget-1.9.1 (for downloading via FTP) and Electric Fence

Installation of Dillo



Dillo has no mechanism of character set selection and always uses iso8859-1. If this character set is not appropriate, replace all occurrences of iso8859-1 to the desired character set in src/dw_style.c.

Install Dillo by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc/dillo &&

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -d -v -m755 /usr/share/doc/dillo-0.8.5 &&
install -v -m644 doc/{README,*.txt} /usr/share/doc/dillo-0.8.5

Configuring Dillo

Config Files

/etc/dillo/dillorc, /etc/dillo/dpidrc, and ~/.dillo/*

Configuration Information

Dillo stores its configuration in the system wide /etc/dillo/dillorc file and the ~/.dillo directory which is created automatically when dillo is run for the first time. Note that cookies are turned off by default. To enable cookies, edit the ~/.dillo/cookiesrc file.


Installed Programs: dillo, dpid, and dpidc
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: ~/.dillo, /etc/dillo, /usr/share/doc/dillo-0.8.5, and /usr/lib/dillo

Short Descriptions


is a GTK+ graphical WWW browser with limited facilities, but a small footprint and runs fast on slower machines.


is a Dillo plugin daemon.


is a control program for dpid.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600