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Old 01-27-2008, 12:08 PM   #1
Bazbo
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Where does KTorrent put downloaded files?


Greetings,

I downloaded a Linux distro overnight. It has finished downloading and is seeding as I type. I can't find the file. It's not in my home directory like the other files I've DL'd with KTorrent.

How do I find this missing half-gig of data? I've never had much success searching for anything under Linux. I went to KTorrent's preferences to see if I could find where it's putting things. There's a check box that says to move completed dowloads to the home directory. I clicked that, clicked "apply". It didn't make any difference. It also says it saves temporary files to [home directory].kde/share/apps/ktorrent/, so I looked there; didn't see it.

I've been using Linux for maybe 3 or more years now, but sometimes I still feel like a complete noob. Thanks in advance for what will probably be a forehead-slapping-obvious solution.

--Paul in Seattle
 
Old 01-27-2008, 12:20 PM   #2
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Well it has to be under /home somewhere, it is the only place you have permission to write to (beyond /tmp).

If you know the name of the file (or even part of it), you can search for it using the "find" command. You would do something like this in the top directory of /home:

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find ./* -name "*searchtext*"
That will search for all files that contain searchtext, so you can therefore search for things even if you don't know the whole filename. For example, if you got some version of Knoppix, you wouldn't need to know the actual version number or anything like that. It is case sensitive though.

That said, I am sure you can somehow get the properties for individual torrents in KTorrent and figure out where the file is that way. But I do not have any experience with KTorrent, so I don't know any specifics.
 
Old 01-27-2008, 01:54 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=MS3FGX;3036719]Well it has to be under /home somewhere, it is the only place you have permission to write to (beyond /tmp).

If you know the name of the file (or even part of it), you can search for it using the "find" command. You would do something like this in the top directory of /home:

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find ./* -name "*searchtext*"
Hmmm, that didn't turn up anything. Maybe I have the name wrong; I used the name of the file I'm downloading now via ftp. If you're curious, I'm downloading gOS Live. The file name I'm downloading now is gos-live-2.0.0-beta1.iso, so I used "gos" as the search string, thinking it would turn up whatever version had been already downloaded. As an experiment, I'll try again when the ftp download is finished in a minute or so...yep, there it is--just the new one, though.

I just looked in the download window and saw the previously DL'd one; I opened the containing folder, and it was just the KTorrent seed file in /tmp.

Thanks for showing me the search command; I'll look up the man page as well.

--PAD

Last edited by Bazbo; 01-27-2008 at 01:59 PM.
 
Old 01-27-2008, 03:04 PM   #4
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Right-click the torrent in ktorrent, mouse over "Open Directory" then click on "Data Directory". That'll open the folder its in.
 
  


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