Question about torrents via console

Schiz0 schiz0phrenic21 at
Wed Jun 11 18:08:16 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 2:16 PM, Steve Lake <steve.lake at> wrote:
>        Hi all.  Ok, I'm curious of something.  I've done torrents before via
> the graphical interface before, but I want to setup a way to download isos
> and various FOSS apps via bittorrent, but I want to do it via the console so
> I can start a torrent in screen and then walk away, allowing my server to
> finish the work without having to leave my main workstation running to do
> the work like I normally do.  I'm using bittornado right now, and if there's
> a way to do this, I'd love to know how.

Look into rTorrent. It's excellent. It's CLI, and runs perfect inside
a screen session. It supports encryption, prioritization, and all
other major features of any good client.

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