command-line bittorrent utility
bbs at mail.ie
bbs at mail.ie
Thu Jun 26 23:58:16 UTC 2008
just at a first glance i noticed wikipedia had a pretty good breakdown
of some clients available -- this isn't meant to be rude RTFM at all -- :)
-- i just thought it might be helpful -- maybe not.
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 7:14 PM, Kris Kennaway <kris at freebsd.org> wrote:
> I am looking for a command-line utility that can fetch via bittorrent that
> 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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