command-line bittorrent utility
jille at hexon.cx
Thu Jun 26 23:47:13 UTC 2008
Kris Kennaway schreef:
> I am looking for a command-line utility that can fetch via bittorrent
> a) doesn't use curses. It must be usable in a script and without a tty!
> b) doesn't use X11. Must be a command-line utility!
> c) Must be able to inform the script when the transfer is complete. A
> callback mechanism of some kind is fine as long as it doesn't require
> This is for distribution of files within a LAN and WAN: I have some
> large files that I need to distribute to many machines, and pushing
> them all out multiple times from the server is inefficient.
> Things that come close:
> * The python implementation, but it doesn't seem to work very
> reliably. I get errors and exceptions from both the client and server
> when transferring a file with only two machines participating.
> * http://www.murmeldjur.se/btpd/ is a daemon with command line client.
> It doesn't provide for c), and it also doesn't work reliably.
> * Not much else.
> Surely I am not the first person to want to use bittorrent in a script?
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