Written by Walter on x/x/2008

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Stuff to remember for rtorrent:

  1. Do a wget "torrent file link" or use curl
  2. open a new screen (ctrl+a+c)
  3. launch rtorrent
  4. press backspace then tab to see files, choose torrent file and then enter (load+start this torrent)
  5. adjust upload/download throttle (asd, ASD etc... see manpage)
  6. ctrl-a-d -> detaches screen

MANPAGE of rtorrent :

rtorrent [ -h ] [ -n ] [ -o key1=opt1,... ] [ -O key=opt ] [ URL | FILE ... ]

rtorrent is a BitTorrent client for ncurses, using the libtorrent library. The client and library is written in C++ with emphasis on speed and efficiency, while delivering equivalent features to those found in GUI based clients in an ncurses client.

Most of the options below have their own default unit in addition to supporting B, K, M and G suffixes.
Keyboard Control
Global Keys

    Initiate shutdown, press again to force the shutdown and skip sending the stop signal to trackers. 
up | down | left | right arrow keys
^P | ^N | ^B | ^F
    Select entries or change windows. The right arrow key or ^F is often used for viewing details about the selected entry, while the left arrow key or ^B often returns to the previous screen. 
a | s | d
    Increase the upload throttle by 1/5/50 KB. 
A | S | D
    Increase the download throttle by 1/5/50 KB. 
z | x | c
    Decrease the upload throttle by 1/5/50 KB. 
Z | X | C
    Decrease the download throttle by 1/5/50 KB.

Main View Keys

    View download. 
1 - 7
    Change view. 
    Start download. 
    Stop an active download, or remove a stopped download. 
    Close a torrent and its files. 
    Initiate hash check of torrent. 
    Change the destination directory of the download. The torrent must be closed. 
    Call commands or change settings. 
+ | -
    Change the priority of the download. 
    Add torrent using an URL or file path. Use tab to view directory content and do auto-complete. 
    View log. Exit by pressing the space-bar. 
    Delete the file the torrent is tied to, and clear the association. 
    Toggle whether torrent ignores ratio settings.

Download View Keys

    View torrent file list. Use the space-bar to change the file priority and * to change the priority of all files. Use / to collapse the directories. OUTDATED 
1 | 2
    Adjust max uploads. 
3 | 4
    Adjust min peers. 
5 | 6
    Adjust max peers. 
    Display transfering blocks. 
    Display chunk rarity. 
    Display the tracker list. Cycle the trackers in a group with the space-bar. 
    View peer and torrent information. 
t | T
    Initiate tracker request. Use capital T to force the request, ignoring the "min interval" set by the tracker. 
    Disconnect peer. 
    Choke/Snub peer.

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