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;;; torrent.el -- view torrent files
;; © 2007 Alex Schroeder <>
;; This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
;; under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
;; Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option)
;; any later version.
;; This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
;; ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
;; FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for
;; more details.
;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
;; with GNU Emacs. If not, see <>.
;;; Commentary:
;; A simle mode to view view torrent files. Use `torrent-view'.
;;; Code:
(defun torrent-view (&optional file)
"View the current buffer or FILE as a bencoded torrent metainfo file."
(interactive "fTorrent file: ")
(insert-file-literally file)
(goto-char (point-min))
(let* ((data (bdecode-buffer))
(info (cdr (assoc "info" data)))
(files (cdr (assoc "files" info))))
(set-buffer (get-buffer-create file))
(insert " Size Filename")
(dolist (file files)
(let ((path (cdr (assoc "path" file)))
(length (cdr (assoc "length" file))))
(insert (format "%12d " length)
(mapconcat 'identity path path-separator))
(goto-char (point-min))
(view-buffer (current-buffer)))))
(defun bencode (obj)
"Encode an elisp object using bencode as specified for torrent metainfo files."
(cond ((integerp obj)
(concat "i" (number-to-string obj) "e"))
((stringp obj)
(concat (number-to-string (length obj)) ":" obj))
((and (listp obj) (eq (car obj) 'dict))
(concat "d" (mapconcat (lambda (i)
(concat (bencode (car i))
(bencode (cdr i))))
(cdr obj) "") "e"))
((listp obj)
(concat "l" (mapconcat 'bencode obj "") "e"))
(error "Cannot encode object" obj))))
(defun bdecode (str)
"Decode the bencoded string STR."
(insert str))
(unless (eobp)
(error "Junk at the end of string" str)))))
(defun bdecode-buffer ()
"Decode a bencoded string in the current buffer starting at point."
(cond ((looking-at "i\\([0-9]+\\)e")
(goto-char (match-end 0))
(string-to-number (match-string 1)))
((looking-at "\\([0-9]+\\):")
(goto-char (match-end 0))
(let ((start (point))
(end (+ (point) (string-to-number (match-string 1)))))
(goto-char end)
(buffer-substring-no-properties start end)))
((looking-at "l")
(goto-char (match-end 0))
(let (result item)
(while (setq item (bdecode-buffer))
(setq result (cons item result)))
(nreverse result)))
((looking-at "d")
(goto-char (match-end 0))
(let (dict key)
(while (setq item (bdecode-buffer))
(if key
(setq dict (cons (cons key item) dict)
key nil)
(unless (stringp item)
(error "Dictionary keys have to be strings" item))
(setq key item)))
(cons 'dict (nreverse dict))))
((looking-at "e")
(goto-char (match-end 0))
(error "Cannot decode object" (point)))))
(let* ((str (concat "l" "i43e"
"l" "4:spam"
"4:eggs" "e"
"d" "3:cow" "3:moo"
"4:spam" "4:eggs" "e"
"d" "4:spam" "l" "1:a"
"1:b" "e" "e" "e"))
(obj (bdecode str)))
(assert (equal obj
'(43 "spam" ("spam" "eggs")
(dict ("cow" . "moo") ("spam" . "eggs"))
(dict ("spam" "a" "b")))))
(assert (string= (bencode obj) str)))