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Old 05-26-2014, 01:13 PM   #1
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Chosing a torrent client


I need a torrent client that can do the following:
- Keyboard driven, preferably ncurses based (I'm using a tiling window manager, so not using a mouse means a lot)
- Can use magnet links
- Can combine trackers from different sources of the same torrent

I'm currently using rtorrent, but it can not append trackers. Rtorrent just ignores the new trackers if it finds the same torrent already in the list.

I tried vuze, but it needs mouse for confortable usage.
 
Old 05-26-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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I'm currently using rtorrent, but it can not append trackers. Rtorrent just ignores the new trackers if it finds the same torrent already in the list.
I just leave the files and remove the torrent file from rtorrent, add trackers using tracker.pl and then add the torrent file again. Since you're only messing with trackers you won't skew any file hashes so once you start the torrent it finds all the segments it already downloaded where it left off so it's only a couple of seconds downtime to remove or add trackers...
 
Old 05-26-2014, 05:10 PM   #3
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I don't understand the script (never used perl), so could you explain what should I do?
 
Old 05-26-2014, 05:17 PM   #4
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http://www.qbittorrent.org/news.php
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  • FEATURE: Add a key shortcut to "Add link to torrent..." (Angel Alonso)
I've been using it for a while now but use the mouse so? I would suggest searching torrent in your package manager and try them out, free... maybe there's a CLI driven option?

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Old 05-26-2014, 05:24 PM   #5
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I've searched the repos, and only two ncurses based are rTorrent and Transmission-remote-cli. Unfortunately neither by default can do what I need. Also I only saw these two being console "gui" applications. And about qBittorrent, no matter what I do it just says stalling after a while and I have to reboot and it uses qt which I'm trying not to install on my pc.
 
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I don't understand the script (never used perl), so could you explain what should I do?
It literally says in the header:
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tracker.pl foo.torrent bar.torrent + http://foo.example.com/
meaning you execute tracker.pl with as first argument the torrent file, then a plus sign and then the tracker to add.


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(..) Unfortunately neither by default can do what I need.
rtorrent clearly is keyboard driven, ncurses based and will accept magnet links so that's pushing it. Plus it's Open Source so you're free to modify it to your liking. Since you have a clear and strong "need" I suggest you send your patches to the developer.
 
Old 05-27-2014, 02:01 AM   #7
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Thanks for clearing up the usage of the script. When I said "neither by default can do what I need" I meant neither append trackers, I know both are ncurses based.

I'll be glad to send patches to the developer.
 
  


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