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Old 06-08-2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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rtorrent - removing finished torrents.

I have rtorrent running on an old P166 laptop, controlled via SSH in a screen session.

Using rtorrent.rc I have it configured to:

# Watch a directory for new torrents, and stop those that have been
# deleted.
schedule = watch_directory,5,5,load_start=/home/musther/Downloads/rtorrent/torrents/*.torrent
schedule = untied_directory,5,5,stop_untied=

# Stop torrents when reaching upload ratio in percent,
# when also reaching total upload in bytes, or when
# reaching final upload ratio in percent.
# example: stop at ratio 2.0 with at least 200 MB uploaded, or else ratio 20.0
schedule = ratio,60,60,"stop_on_ratio=200,200M,2000"

# When the torrent finishes, download is moved.
on_finished = move_complete,"execute=mv,-u,$d.get_base_path=,/media/dump/completed/ ;d.set_directory=/media/dump/completed/"
and finally

#When the torrent finishes, the .torrent file is removed.
on_finished = rm_torrent,"execute=rm,$d.get_tied_to_file="
The problem is, when they've finished, although the download is moved, and the .torrent deleted, rtorrent keeps them loaded (they simply say that they're done and closed). What's responsible seems to be the HASH.torrent files that are generated and stored in the session directory:

musther@magog:~/rtorrent$ ls
23910FF518CFA4E491840F5A01D0107C2489B584.torrent  860DF0230EAA7F2F59E5E5E65843054552AE7CEF.torrent
5D45CC12F1DB0F7C9D6095630ABDFFC76C97181B.torrent  91B98864CA760248AF794F2AE952CAC9C26B2600.torrent
65A21575A05D36D4EF98CA04BF63554CAFC70A5C.torrent  9E23CD62E27DA87143B0E9BD5DAA215633D72797.torrent
706F80F99EDBDF96730765598C9B7574C2B18BA8.torrent  C510219970249D897E3266E3ED7E7596CAB58F2C.torrent

These files never seem to be removed, even if rtorrent is restarted.

Am I missing something? I don't really want rtorrent cluttered up with old, inactive torrents.
Old 06-10-2008, 03:47 AM   #2
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When a torrent is 'done' I usually press ctrl+d and it removes all the .torrent files
I don't know how to automate it, though.

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Old 06-10-2008, 04:57 AM   #3
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Yeah, I was hoping for an automated method, but thanks anyway.


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