I've used rtorrent on some magnetic-links and it created some "meta"-files, which seemed to be named by the hash...

Is there a way to somehow use these meta-files to start rtorrent to download the torrents, rather than having to locate the actual magnet? E.g. rtorrent 637778299.meta or somethin?

  • Have you tried just loading the metafile normally? Start rtorrent, press enter, enter the path to the metafile, press enter again?
    – ToxicFrog
    Commented May 31, 2014 at 13:29
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    That results in 'Could not create download: Object operator [info] could not find element'
    – Synesso
    Commented Aug 12, 2014 at 14:05

2 Answers 2


At the moment it does not seem to be possible to use those .meta files. There is a pending feature request at Support .meta->.torrent conversion - Issue #212.


Universal method to recreate the magnet link locally on your PC/Mac:

  • Assume file name is EB625F1C3E7131E4D57C14A5B45618B46EDF0D8D.meta
  • Hence the hash is EB625F1C3E7131E4D57C14A5B45618B46EDF0D8D and magnet link will be

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