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README.md

A console client for the BitTorrent client Transmission.

Download the latest version for Transmission 1.90-2.50.

Modules

For Python 2.5 or older, you need simplejson which should be packaged in any Linux distribution. The Debian/Ubuntu package is called python-simplejson.

Optional Modules (you don't need them but they add features):

  • GeoIP: Guess which country peers come from.
  • adns: Resolve IPs to host names.

Debian/Ubuntu package names are python-adns and python-geoip.

Connection information

Authentication and host/port can be set via command line with one of these patterns:
$ transmission-remote-cli.py -c homeserver
$ transmission-remote-cli.py -c homeserver:1234
$ transmission-remote-cli.py -c johndoe:secretbirthday@homeserver
$ transmission-remote-cli.py -c johndoe:secretbirthday@homeserver:1234

You can write this (and other) stuff into a configuration file:
$ transmission-remote-cli.py -c johndoe:secretbirthday@homeserver:1234 --create-config

No configuration file is created automatically, you have to do this somehow. However, if the file exists, it is re-written when trcli exits to remember some settings. This means you shouldn't have trcli running when editing your configuration file.

If you don't like the default configuration file path ~/.config/transmission-remote-cli/settings.cfg, change it:
$ transmission-remote-cli.py -f ~/.trclirc --create-config

Calling transmission-remote

transmission-remote-cli forwards all arguments after '--' to transmission-remote. This is useful if your daemon requires authentication and/or doesn't listen on the default localhost:9091 for instructions. transmission-remote-cli reads HOST:PORT and authentication from the config file and forwards them on to transmission-remote, along with your arguments.

Some examples:
$ transmission-remote-cli.py -- -l
$ transmission-remote-cli.py -- -t 2 -i
$ transmission-remote-cli.py -- -as

Add torrents

If you provide only one command line argument and it doesn't start with '-', it's treated like a torrent file/URL and submitted to the daemon via transmission-remote. This is useful because you can instruct Firefox to open torrent files with transmission-remote-cli.py.

$ transmission-remote-cli.py http://link/to/file.torrent
$ transmission-remote-cli.py path/to/some/torrent-file

Contact

Feel free to request new features or provide bug reports.
You can find my email address here.

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