Question about torrents via console
andrewberry at sentex.net
Wed Jun 11 18:37:15 UTC 2008
Steve Lake 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.
At least on Debian, the bittornado port includes the curses interface.
It was called 'btdownload.curses' I think. It's possible it is all ready
installed or is available via ports.
Another possibility is to run a GUI client in a VNC session. I do this
with Azureus and am quite pleased with it.
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