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Old 11-10-2007, 08:02 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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rtorrent - Move when download completes. Move again after seeding completes.

I'm using rtorrent on my Debian system. It works great.

Currently, the downloading torrents go to one directory. Once the download is completed, the file is moved to another directory and continutes to be seeded. Once the file has been seeded 500% the torrent is closed.

The relevant part of my rtorrent.rc file:
# Download directory:
directory = /downloads/rtorrent/incoming/

# Move completed downloads
on_finished = move_complete,"execute=mv,-u,$d.get_base_path=,/downloads/rtorrent/downloaded/ ;d.set_directory=/downloads/rtorrent/downloaded/"

# Stop torrent once they have a ratio of 5:1 and a minimum of 500meg, or 20:1
schedule = ratio,60,60,"stop_on_ratio=500,500M,2000"

I'd like the files, once they've finished seeding, to move to a third directory at this point.

I'd also like a fourth directory for files that I start seeding without downloading. Once they hit their target amount, they should be stopped and moved to a fifth directory:

So I'd have the following directories:

/downloads/rtorrent/incoming (for files still coming down)
/downloads/rtorrent/downloaded (for files downloaded 100%, but still seeded)
/downloads/rtorrent/completed (for files downloaded and finished seeding)
/downloads/rtorrent/seeding (for files that I seed only)
/downloads/rtorrents/done_seeding (for files that I only seeded and they have met their target amount)

What do I need for my rtorrent.rc file do accomplish this?

Last edited by Calab; 11-10-2007 at 08:03 AM.
Old 01-29-2009, 02:47 AM   #2
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Hi old topic sorry for bumping it but I would like a solution for this aswell, maybe someone knows one year later?


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