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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnet_URI_scheme

OS: OpenBSD/Linux. Are there any torrent clients that support magnet links? It's an important thing that they need to be console-based only!

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Good question. I stumbled upon thepiratebay.org the other day and to my suprise there was only magnet links for all torrents. Some say it's better, I don't know about that.. –  Herman Torjussen Mar 17 '12 at 16:40
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transmission and deluge's console interfaces support this natively, there are also patches for libtorrent/rtorrent to provide magnet support (as shown here).

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aria2c supports magnet links, you could install it by:

# apt-get install aria2 
# aria2c -help
Usage: aria2c [OPTIONS] [URI | MAGNET | TORRENT_FILE | METALINK_FILE]...
Printing options whose name includes 'elp'.
Options:
....
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