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Old 04-25-2004, 09:23 AM   #1
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Best Bit Torrent client for Slackware?


Running Slackware 9.1 and I know that there is some type of Bit Torrent installed on the machine, but I've seen other threads about Bit Torrent clients.

What is the best client to use with Slackware?

thanks
 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:00 AM   #2
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I like the bittorrent client that comes with slack, it is in the /extras on disc 2. Althougth it is only a ncurses display, I think. Another great client that I have used is azureus. You can find it at sourceforge . I like it because it is written completely in java, so what ever platform you are on Linux, Windows, Mac it will run granted you have the java plugin.

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Old 04-26-2004, 04:07 AM   #3
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"btdownloadgui.py" is the gui version and are included in the slackware package as well
 
Old 04-26-2004, 04:18 AM   #4
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I like the bittorrent client that comes with slack, it is in the /extras on disc 2.
now thats something i didnt know. Should be a standard package install.

Anyhow I just like the standard bit torrent curses client. No frills just get the file style. found on Swaret.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 05:18 AM   #5
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next question is how would I use the installed slackware client? I haven't got a clue, any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 07:48 AM   #6
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i user azureus, and thats really simple ... find torrent file, copy link location and "open url" in azureus ...

it needs java, but it's the best client i have seen.


if you use gnome, there is a simple client called gnome-torrent or something like that ... it's pretty simple, functioning great, but it opens for every download a new window. it's better than azureus, because it isn't java-based and it doesn't eat memory.

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Old 04-26-2004, 11:31 AM   #7
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I have used azureous but it eats memory and brings my system to a halt, so now I just use the curses version of the bittorrent client....
 
Old 04-27-2004, 02:26 AM   #8
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Originally posted by robtheJobNorflk
I have used azureous but it eats memory and brings my system to a halt, so now I just use the curses version of the bittorrent client....

I know this must seem like a really stupid question to you, but what command do you use to use the curses version???
 
Old 04-27-2004, 02:36 AM   #9
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btdownloadcurses.py --url "The Torrent link"
 
Old 04-27-2004, 03:12 AM   #10
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thank you.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 06:38 AM   #11
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btdownloadcurses is ok, but how do you resume downloads?

and azureus is nice, because if download i.e. whole MP3 album, with 20 songs, you can choose which songs you (don't) want to download ... azureus is powerfull, but it's nothing for slow machines.

M.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 06:50 AM   #12
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@KMcD & elp:

As far as I know it is necessary (or at least helpful) to give an additional parameter: [I]--max_upload_rate x{/I].

malo_umoran:
Sure, azureus is the most comfortable bt-client, but btcurses can resume downloads by simply typing the same command as the previous session.

Last edited by Vincent; 04-27-2004 at 06:51 AM.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 10:36 AM   #13
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do I have to do something to /etc/mailcap?? I haven't got a clue about any of this. I used swaret to install bittorrent, silly me.
 
  


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