command-line bittorrent utility

Sean C. Farley scf at
Fri Jun 27 01:03:10 UTC 2008

On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Kris Kennaway 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
> polling.
> 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.

More choices:
1. /usr/ports/net-p2p/transmission
2. /usr/ports/net-p2p/transmission-daemon

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