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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.. – user13742 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
Printing options whose name includes 'elp'.

(apt-get is a debianism)

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