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rTorrent is a text-based client for BitTorrent file sharing.

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rTorrent XMLRPC command help - schedule pause/restart of all torrents

I would like to create a XMLRPC command and add to rtorrent.rc to schedule pausing and resuming all torrents. Reading the docs I figured out the following but something is missing and the command ...
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How can you redownload something with rTorrent?

Let's say I'm using rTorrent and I accidentally delete the underlying file. But the torrent still shows in the rTorrent download list, is there a method to re-download the same thing? Or.. better, ...
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128 downloads limit with rtorrent and transmission-daemon

I was trying to download a bigger bunch (1000+) of torrents the other day. Transmission (with GUI) on Mac started struggling after 300+ torrents. Then I tried with rtorrent on Linux. I put all ...
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rtorrent scripting help

rtorrent provides a nice script for moving downloads to a directory based on label or name https://rtorrent-docs.readthedocs.io/en/latest/use-cases.html#versatile-move i'm trying to configure the ...
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Docker container using all system resources

I'm trying to start a docker image on my machine (fresh fedora 37 server (with kernel and arch: 6.0.8-300.fc37.x86_64 also tried on aarch64 - same problem) install, with docker (20.10.21) and for some ...
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How to run rtorrent as systemd service under a dedicated user?

I am trying to get rtorrent to run as a systemd service, but the service wouldn't start. Here's the config file and any log I can get. Ask for more info if you need to. I am running: $ lsb_release -a ...
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rtorrent - How to keep information for reseeding later

I have box with internet connection and limited space. I have also much more space offline. I download fime files with rTorrent, share them for some time, then move them to offline space to be able ...
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Alpine Linux - can't build libtorrent, missing linux/netlink.h

I'm trying to compile libtorrent on Alpine Linux. autogen and configure work fine but after invoking make it fails with the following message: local_addr.cc:45:10: fatal error: linux/netlink.h: No ...
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How to move part of torrent in rtorrent?

Searching for "move" and "rtorrent" only leads to questions about completed torrents. I'm interested in moving a single file that is part of a larger torrent to a different directory.
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Automatically fix mount on systemd unit failure due to bad mount

For quite some time, I've been fighting a problem with my Raspberry Pi having difficulty to maintain a connection to my external HDD. Sometimes it just randomly throws I/O error, and when that happens,...
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Debian 9.1 - system is ignoring ulimit for maximum open files for rtorrent

For testing purposes i even raised root's limit. # /etc/security/limits.conf * soft nofile 65535 * hard nofile 65535 root soft nofile ...
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Docker container on VM not writing to ZFS dataset

My setup is the following: Physical host with QEMU/KVM -> VM with Docker -> rtorrent Docker container I have a ZFS pool called "main" with a dataset called "data". The "data" dataset is mounted on ...
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download a torrent file from kickass torrent from linux cli

this one has been bugging me for a while and I cannot find any answer. In fact I usually get google results for cli torrent clients rather than what I want. So rtorrent is notorious about crashing ...
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Report Multiple IPs to tracker rtorrent

There is an option in rtorrent to report an IP to the tracker. I have a seeding rtorrent box connected to 4 WAN connections. I have configured port forwarding on all 4 wan connections and also made ...
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disable upload in rtorrent

Is it somehow possible to disable upload in rtorrent? One would think that upload_rate = 0 might do the trick, but based on my tests and commented rtorrent.rc file in rtorrent source tarball, 0 is for ...
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Rewrite arguments before passing them to a command

I use rtorrent. When using magnetic-links, it creates a "meta"-file (.meta). This gets the form of a long hexadecimal-number (0-9, A-F). For example: 0123456789ABCDEF0123456.meta To "use" an ...
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rtorrent won't start downloading (to 9p shared folder)

i am running rtorrent in a ubuntu-VM. the vm's host is sharing a folder "downloads" with the vm, which is mounted inside the guest by adding the following line to /etc/fstab: downloads /media/rtmount/...
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Need explanation of rtorrent.rc schedule values

I want to set-up some watch folders that will then move the completed torrents to a specific directory for further processing. What I would like to know before I proceed based on this rather old guide ...
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Process 'rtorrent' showing as "main" when run in screen

So I'm running "rtorrent" in screen (detached) and in ps/top, it seems to show the process as "main" instead of "rtorrent". It shows the real process name in "htop". #ps -u USER PID TTY TIME ...
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Ctrl-S doesn't work in rtorrent when accessed via screen. Can't start torrents

I run rtorrent remotely on a seedbox. When I log in with a web interface I'm able to start torrents, and when torrent files get dropped into my watched folder that works too. However, when I try to ...
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Is it possible to use the meta-files in rtorrent?

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 ...
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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: system....
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rtorrent: 'Tracker Timeout' caused by IPtables

I'm trying to secure my rtorrent-running-homeserver with IPtables. With the aim to allow only incoming connections to the rtorrent port 6890 and 5292 for ftp (both are forwarded by the router), I ...
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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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daemonize rtorrent

Just read the man page, but found no option for this. Maybe I missed it, maybe it doesn't exist. I have a server at home I'm SSHing to for rtorrent, but the torrent stops downloading and won't restart ...
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Can't compile rTorrent with xmlrpc-c [closed]

I'm trying to setup xmlrpc-c with rTorrent but for some reason I failed: checking for XMLRPC-C... failed Here's my build script: output_dir=/home/world/apps curl -Lso - http://sourceforge.net/...
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How should I proceed in troubleshooting rtorrent?

I have a computer connected via ethernet cables to my home router that preforms server like duties. Specifically, for some time I was running rtorrent on this machine. I wish I knew when this started ...
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how do I use rtorrent with a socks5 proxy?

How do I get rtorrent to use a socks5 proxy? I've tried to get socks5 to work with rtorrent, but it doesn't seem to have any impact. Setup the socks5 proxy on port 9800: ssh -ND 9800 user@otherhost ...
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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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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 where ...
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