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Old 03-18-2017, 02:53 PM   #1
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bittorrent


I am using OpenSUSE Leap. How do I open a torrent file? Why don't they just have the recommended programs?
 
Old 03-18-2017, 03:32 PM   #2
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What desktop, what version? GNOME? KDE? For GNOME there's Transmission or Deluge, for KDE, KTorrent.

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Why don't they just have the recommended programs?
You'd have to ask SuSE why not. To be fair other, proprietary operating systems do not install torrent clients by default either.
 
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:38 PM   #3
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open up yast2
go to "software management "

type in " torrent " ( without the "" )

and install one

BitTorrent
KTorrent
Deluge
qBittorrent
rTorrent
Transmission-gtk
Transmission-qt

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Old 03-19-2017, 01:47 PM   #4
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I am using OpenSUSE Leap. How do I open a torrent file? Why don't they just have the recommended programs?
Recommended by whom?

Entering opensuse leap torrent program in Google produces this as the first result:

https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:BitTorrent
 
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:28 AM   #5
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Recommended by whom?

Entering opensuse leap torrent program in Google produces this as the first result:

https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:BitTorrent
Also to note in that article is that is cites either KTorrent or Transmission as the default torrent programs for OpenSUSE, depending on which window manager you're using.
 
Old 03-31-2017, 11:39 AM   #6
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I use Deluge and Ktorrent - depending on which one I opened first and set up. right now I am using KTorrent and yep it works. But I had to install Deluge then it caused FireFox to just open up the magnet auto link to the torrent client so I could search out and select ktorrent in /usr/bin


so now when ever I use a magnet it just sends it to ktorrent.

all the ones I've used have settings in it that you tell it where to look for downloaded torrent files. It usually defaults to ~/Downloads then when you start your client it searches it and loads them.
 
  


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