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Old 02-09-2009, 12:15 AM   #1
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ktorrent -- how to retrieve a downloaded file

I have a file that ktorrent has downloaded. It appears in the ktorrent list of torrents, and the download is complete. But how can I actually get at the file to use it? It's not clear to me where ktorrent is putting it.
Old 02-09-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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Under Settings->Configure KTorrent, in the 'General' tab, the first 2 choices show where temporary and completed files are stored. You could try looking there, and setting it to a path of your own choice from now on.
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You also can use find & locate to solve the general problem of "Where did that file go?". find is powerful, more difficult to learn, & immediate; locate is quick, easy, inflexible, & uses a database which may have to be updated -- see their man pages. I always start w/ locate, & because of the volume that it puts out, pipe it into less:
locate <file_name_fragment>  | less -S
Sometimes I use grep to cut down the crap:
locate <file_name_fragment>  \
| grep -v '^/<useless_directory>'  \
| less -S
locate is fast because it uses a database that is usually updated automatically around 3 am. If you need to update it manually, run updatedb as root.

Again, RTM. HTH
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Ktorrent has settings for interim storage (during download) and the final location. Check the Settings dialog for these values. If you didn't set these, then some default values are used probably.


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