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I have some torrents which I intend to write on CD-ROM along with their corresponding downloaded files. I want to keep them for the following reasons:
(a) The torrent can be used again if you later decide to seed the file some more. By doing so you prevent the torrent from dying when leechers are still waiting.
(b) The torrent can also be used to verify the original file. If you later want to verify that your file is complete and not corrupt the torrent file contains hash codes to check it. I use CFV (command line file verifier) for this purpose, but you can also drop the torrent and original file into your torrent client and use the "check data" function to verify it.
(c) The torrent file can also be kept as a record of where and how you obtained the file. If you are fastidious about organizing your archives, as I am, this can sometimes matter.
However, some of them have a really long name (exceeding 80 chars). What happens if I rename them? Do I loose any of the things mentioned above. E.g., will the torrent still be good for seeding? Thanks.
Hi: thanks for your reply. It's easy, in deed. But I sustain superiority of theory over practice. "As along as you don't rename the target files it creates your probably fine": Well, then I am scr...d. Because these files use to have very long file names too and, what I do, is to clip them so as to match ISO9660 level 2.
Any ways, your info has been very useful. Regards.