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Is there a tool to view a torrent file?

I am interested in rendering a torrent file into a readable form (to see what files does it reference, what tracker information does it contain etc.). What a tool can I use to do just this?
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How to give HTTP traffic higher priority?

When I surf the web, I find that I have to pause my BitTorrent client, to help improve the painfully slow speed (I'm sadly on a 384kbps line). It's not too nice to have to do this manually every time. ...
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Console based torrent client supporting magnet link?

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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Is there a workaround for a lack of scheduler in qbittorrent?

Unlike many other torrent clients, qbittorrent comes without a scheduling tool. Ideally, one can throttle downloads over a certain time of the day, on given days. Is there a workaround for this? Is ...
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How to remotely detect another machine's utorrent version with nmap?

How can I use nmap to find out the utorrent version installed on a PC by scanning it from another PC on the same subnet?
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How to limit P2P/torrent traffic on an OpenWrt 10.03 router?

We have a WRT160NL router with OpenWRT 10.03, and a 60-70 Mbit connection (from ISP, don't ask why). This router can do 30-35 Mbit on ethernet(i mean cable)..ok! There are ~7 PC's using this Wireless ...
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How to add a torrent to a running rtorrent download?

So there is a directory full of torrent files: debian.iso.torrent fedora.iso.torrent I can start downloading them with a: rtorrent *.torrent command, when the working directory is the same ...
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Command tool to create torrent files that includes MD5 hashes of files?

I'm aware of mktorrent, and know how to use it, but for testing purposes I require a utility that will also include the MD5 hash of every file in the torrent in the torrent meta info. I realize that ...
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Program for identifying files from unfinished torrent-downloads?

Are there any programs that can help identify files and directories belonging to unfinished bittorrent-downloads? I've made a mess, and I'm unsure of which downloads are finished and which are not. ...
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How do I set up a BitTornado tracker?

As the title suggests I would like to setup a BitTornado tracker for a local network. At the moment I am using OpenBitTorrent as my tracker but this seems strange as I don't want to do this over the ...
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best bittorrent client on Linux

What would people recommend as a free (as in freedom) BitTorrent client on Linux? Wikipedia has a Comparison of BitTorrent clients. For the record, I'm currently using QBittorrent, which I'm quite ...
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Live Linux CD/DVD with Bittorrent client, Java, Flash, VLC?

I'm looking for a live CD distribution that offers me fully featured environment for using Internet and OpenOffice (or some other office app compatible with M$ Word). I thought about installing a ...
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View contents of magnet URL via command line?

Is there any way to view the contents of a magnet URL using command line? I've tried aria2c which can view the contents of a torrent file but doesn't seem to show contents of magnet URLs.
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How to put the completed downloads in a directory with aria2c?

alias download='while true; do timeout -s 9 1260 aria2c *.torrent --lowest-speed-limit=1024 --disable-ipv6=true --seed-time=0 --max-connection-per-server=6 --enable-rpc=false; sleep 1; done' alias ...
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How to choose which bittorrent client is called when clicking downloaded torrent file in chromium?

When I was using squeeze, Qbittorrent was the only bittorrent client installed (I think). Once I had downloaded a torrent file using Chromium it would download to a bar at the bottom of the window, ...
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Set Transmission as default program when opening magnet links

How can I set up Chromium to open Transmission when clicking on a magnet link such as on TPB? Chromium says that it will use xdg-open but that generally doesn't do anything System: Manjaro Linux ...
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Command line program to Check Number of Seeder on a Torrent

is there a command line program that could check number of available seeder (and peers) for one or more torrent file, something that could give an output like this: # peercount *.torrent 12/136 ...
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Tunnel incoming rtorrent connections to rtorrent

I'm running rtorrent on a seedbox, but this seedbox has significant bandwidth restrictions. I have another server (I'll call it the proxy) with no bandwidth restrictions which I'd like to use as a ...
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install rtorrent failed using yum install rtorrent in CentOS

I want to install rtorrent as a client (NOT SeedBox). I tried the following command: yum install rtorrent I get following message: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached ...
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Move completed torrents in rTorrent according to label

I've got a seedbox with rTorrent (and ruTorrent) installed, and I'm trying to automate as much as possible... Currently, I've got this in my rtorrent.rc to move completed files to ~/Download: ...
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What is the best rtorrent.rc config for seeding?

My ~/.rtorrent.rc looks like this: min_peers = 10000 min_peers_seed = 10000 encryption = require dht = on peer_exchange = yes How can I configure my rtorrent.rc so that I could seed better? (or ...
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Why is LPD not enabled by default in Transmission?

Since version 2.00, Transmission has Local Peer Discovery feature, which seems quite useful. I was surprised that it wasn't enabled by default though, so I became concerned about any potential issues ...
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How can I find out what's seeding in Vuze if it's not listed anywhere in the application?

I use Vuze (formally known as Azuereus) for downloading torrents. But for some time now it's been seeding something that I can't see or find anywhere. It's not listed in any of the lists that are ...
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Debian CLI torrent program through VPN

Has anyone successfully set up a CLI-only (no web UI's!) torrent client that can tunnel all of its traffic through a VPN? (Either by sending all traffic through a particular interface or a SOCKS ...
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Distributed video encoding with ffmpeg

I'm in a process of giving form to a very old dream of mine - to create an efficient and cheap video encoding platform. And following the great examples such as SETI@home, BitTorrent and BitCoin, ...
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Wine + uTorrent invisible text torrent name column

Is there any solution/workaround for missing name text column on uTorrent 3.4.30635-1 under Wine 1.7.14-1 ? i've tried to change preferences > advanced > sys.enable_wine_hacks, but it does nothing.. ...
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Is there any way to install torrent client in backtrack? [closed]

I was installing utorrent but having some files missing at the end. Not able to install.
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Bittorrent Sync Autostart as a Service

I'm running a raspberry pi with the latest raspbian (debian) on it. I've installed btsync. Now I want to run Bittorrent Sync, when the system boots, not only when somebody logs in. Do I have to run ...
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Torrent with GUI for Gnome on CentOS 6?

I'm running Gnome Desktop on CentOS, I was wondering if anyone knows of a good Torrent program like uTorrent that will run on Gnome CentOS? If so does anyone have a tutorial on how to install it.
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Can't access /transmission

I have installed Transmission service on Centos. It is running. The problem is when I type myservername/transmission in my browser address it doesn't open. It was working before.
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How to make a Torrent client keep the same torrent data for multiple users?

I'm running Linux Mint with two user accounts. One account has admin priviliges while another is a normal account. If I start a torrent download in admin account I want that to continue even in the ...
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Debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 I have all torrents client use only 100 MB speed but I have worked 1 GB

I have server in local network and i have problem with local speed. On this server I put deluged 1.2.3 opentracker. So when users download torrent for all peers availeble speed is 100 mb, but if in ...
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Why can't I connect with Vuze Remote to Vuze over wifi?

I have Vuze Remote on my Android, it works fine with the mobile network but I can't connect through my work netwok(Wifi-LAN). It just sits at connecting or gives an error message wich says that the ...
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Trasnmission cannot connect to tracker

I installed the software trasmission, but I can't set it up. The following lines, are copied from the /var/log/daemon.log file: ... ... ... Dec 22 10:52:46 raspberrypi transmission-daemon[1904]: ...