command-line bittorrent utility
kris at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jun 26 23:14:56 UTC 2008
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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