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Old 09-30-2004, 08:00 PM   #1
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need help on bittorrent for console

hi guys
i have the bittorrent for console on debian but i have always 1 error

$ btdownloadcurses --max_uploads 15 -url lalalala(i cant put the url here)
These errors occurred during execution:
[00:59:30] error: Too many args - 1 max.
run with no args for parameter explanations
what is the problem here?
anyone know a goob bittorrent for console? and easy tks guys

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Old 09-30-2004, 08:41 PM   #2
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anyone know a goob bittorrent for console?
Perhaps "apt-cache search torrent" will produce something useful?
Old 09-30-2004, 08:49 PM   #3
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You have missed a - on the url parameter

btdownloadcurses --max_uploads 15 --url lalala

Old 10-01-2004, 11:10 AM   #4
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Look the same:

btdownloadcurses --max_uploads 15 --url lalaaaa
These errors occurred during execution:
[16:09:37] got bad file info -

maybey it's not this..
Old 10-01-2004, 08:10 PM   #5
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OK, you might be better off doing what I do then - download the torrent file to your hard drive and use that as a parameter to btdownloadcurses:

wget http://address/of/the.torrent (use your browser to save the file if you don't have wget)
btdownloadcurses --max_uploads 15 the.torrent
Old 10-02-2004, 01:00 AM   #6
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Does the url need to be in quotes maybe? Or (depending on the nature of your download) the site requires a referrer equal to the address or hostname of the site itself, so they know you're not getting their torrent linked from someone else's site. Either way I usually use a script to do this after downloading the file:


btdownloadcurses --max_uploads 15 "$1"
That way you can just save it in your path as btget or something and just invoke it by typing "btget the.torrent". Another plus to this is that if you're interrupted (i.e. you have to restart or the power goes out or something) youc an just restart the torrent without even opening a webbrowser window.

Don't forget to run btdownloadcurses with NO commandline parameters to see what options you can invoke in the script: --max_upload_rate, --display_interval, --min_peers, --report_hash_failures, and more.



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