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Old 09-26-2003, 10:20 PM   #1
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Bittorrent for Newbies


This is my BASIC BASIC understanding of Bittorrent in linux.

note there is no GUI like Windows Bittorrent (that's what got me confused)

When you have downloaded Bittorrent, here's what you do:

1) download your *.torrent file and save it on your desktop, or whevever you want to save it at.

2) go to console mode

3) go to directory of the extracted Bittorrent directory

4) in console, type this: btdownloadheadless.py <path and location of file>.torrent

5) that's it! and hopefully it should show, text-based, the upload/download status.

This is what I did and Bittorrent works for me now. One less reason to use WIndows.

Last edited by Micro420; 09-26-2003 at 10:27 PM.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 11:55 PM   #2
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Umm...actually..

There IS a gui... It's called btdownloadgui.py...
 
Old 09-28-2003, 12:47 AM   #3
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thats not what you do.
as aphex said, it has a gui, and how you set it up depends on what browser you have. for me (i use mozilla) i just ascosiated the .torrent files with the download gui, and i can download stuff by opening the file w/ the gui.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:06 AM   #4
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i couldent seem to get bittorrent working correctly on linux well not at all so at the moment i have to use VMWare
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:27 AM   #5
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Originally posted by LavaDevil94
thats not what you do.
as aphex said, it has a gui, and how you set it up depends on what browser you have. for me (i use mozilla) i just ascosiated the .torrent files with the download gui, and i can download stuff by opening the file w/ the gui.

Call me dumb for asking, but how do you associate the .torrent files with the gui?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 04:00 PM   #6
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i would assume:

type this: btdownloadgui.py <path and location of file>.torrent
 
  


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