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Downloading Torrent Files via the Linux Terminal

Oct 15, 2009, 16:33 (1 Talkback[s])

"I know downloading torrent files via the Linux terminal sounds exciting so here we go...

"If you are using Ubuntu, you can install rTorrent via Synaptic Package Manager, or with this command:

$ sudo apt-get install rtorrent

"You can also get rTorrent HERE.

"Now, we will start using rTorrent. But first, download a '.torrent' file. Let's say you got a file named free.torrent and saved it on the Desktop. You can download it through this command:

$ rtorrent Desktop/free.torrent

"The downloads (finished and unfinished) will be saved at /home/username by default."

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