command-line bittorrent utility
kris at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jun 26 23:51:21 UTC 2008
Jille Timmermans wrote:
> (enhanced) ctorrent
Seems to fail requirement a). Am I wrong?
> 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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