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[feature request] copy the torrent file to the download folder #7999

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FateRover opened this Issue Dec 7, 2017 · 6 comments

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FateRover commented Dec 7, 2017

Please provide the following information

qBittorrent version and Operating System

all trunk

If on linux, libtorrent and Qt version

Win & Linux

What is the problem

Copy the torrent file to the download folder .in some case, cut the folder contain !qb file to another pc ,for example. the original magnet link maybe lost by time ,and no way to resume the download on the other pc,if down load or transmit magnet to torrent file and store it in the folder ,i can just simply resume by the seed.

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dragons4life Dec 7, 2017

I can't understand what you are asking or why you would want this feature however there is already an option to save torrents to a directory of your choice in Options > Downloads

dragons4life commented Dec 7, 2017

I can't understand what you are asking or why you would want this feature however there is already an option to save torrents to a directory of your choice in Options > Downloads

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coolio2013 Dec 7, 2017

This is making sense. @FateRover wants to save the .torrent-file in the same folder as the payload. The setting only allows to save the torrent in a single folder only.

.torrents-files are hard to find on the WWW, depending on seeding and age.
At some point in time you may want to seed something in the future (because you know there are some leechers with incomlete payloads) and only you have the payload completed, the .torrent file is required to seed to clients with the same hash. Of course, you can generate a new torrent, but it won't be the original. So, the other clients are desperately waiting for a seed to complete it, and will never know that there is someone seeding that torrent, except the user finds it with a search.
Magnet-links are working only for well seeded payloads. You even won't be able to see the filenames of the payload, having the magnet only. OTH, if there are no seeds, you also will never be able to complete the payload...
www.torrenthound.com is dead (it was able to deliver the .torrent-file from the hash only).

I save the .torrent-file for all completed payloads. Quite some work. There are MANY incomplete payloads for years (yes, most of them will never complete). And also there are LOTS of torrents, which are waiting to receive a .torrent-file ('Downloading metadata' in qbt), because you only downloaded the mangnet and you can't find the .torrent-file. Also most of those will never complete, except someone starts to reseed it with THAT .torrent-file.

coolio2013 commented Dec 7, 2017

This is making sense. @FateRover wants to save the .torrent-file in the same folder as the payload. The setting only allows to save the torrent in a single folder only.

.torrents-files are hard to find on the WWW, depending on seeding and age.
At some point in time you may want to seed something in the future (because you know there are some leechers with incomlete payloads) and only you have the payload completed, the .torrent file is required to seed to clients with the same hash. Of course, you can generate a new torrent, but it won't be the original. So, the other clients are desperately waiting for a seed to complete it, and will never know that there is someone seeding that torrent, except the user finds it with a search.
Magnet-links are working only for well seeded payloads. You even won't be able to see the filenames of the payload, having the magnet only. OTH, if there are no seeds, you also will never be able to complete the payload...
www.torrenthound.com is dead (it was able to deliver the .torrent-file from the hash only).

I save the .torrent-file for all completed payloads. Quite some work. There are MANY incomplete payloads for years (yes, most of them will never complete). And also there are LOTS of torrents, which are waiting to receive a .torrent-file ('Downloading metadata' in qbt), because you only downloaded the mangnet and you can't find the .torrent-file. Also most of those will never complete, except someone starts to reseed it with THAT .torrent-file.

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dragons4life Dec 8, 2017

Why not just search for the torrent in that single folder?

dragons4life commented Dec 8, 2017

Why not just search for the torrent in that single folder?

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coolio2013 Dec 8, 2017

Because you
-will need the hash
-locate the folder with .torrent-files
-locate the .torrent-file
-locate target folder
-rename .torrent-file in case payload is a single file
-copy to target folder

coolio2013 commented Dec 8, 2017

Because you
-will need the hash
-locate the folder with .torrent-files
-locate the .torrent-file
-locate target folder
-rename .torrent-file in case payload is a single file
-copy to target folder

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slrslr Dec 9, 2017

If qbt has this new feature (to copy torrent to same location like payload is downloaded), then if payload is single file, not located in its own sub-folder, the copied torrent file should be renamed to match name of the payload file or the name of the torrent (which may do a mess in folders with many files - naming mismatch, files sorted by name). Here i would prefer if even single file payloads can be allowed to be created in its own sub-folders: #7748

slrslr commented Dec 9, 2017

If qbt has this new feature (to copy torrent to same location like payload is downloaded), then if payload is single file, not located in its own sub-folder, the copied torrent file should be renamed to match name of the payload file or the name of the torrent (which may do a mess in folders with many files - naming mismatch, files sorted by name). Here i would prefer if even single file payloads can be allowed to be created in its own sub-folders: #7748

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FateRover Dec 12, 2017

@coolio2013 yeah, in some situation,the name of downloeded file isn't same with the name of .torrent file。

Maybe some .torrent file named by hash (dfgsdghsfdgflkjlkjfjdfaklafkjg.torren for example) while the file real name was" Make America Great Britain Again.avi "

If i have completed the download and remove it from the list,I obviously do not know the original magnet link or hash info of “Make America Great Britain Again.avi”

I have to open the single folder,click the seeds one by one to see which one was the right torrent,if torrent stored in the " Make America Great Britain Again.avi " folder,i can open the folder and the seed is there no matter what name it is。

and what is worse,the torrent may even just be named by random, 123456.torrent,after some time,“ What the hell is this torrent?”

FateRover commented Dec 12, 2017

@coolio2013 yeah, in some situation,the name of downloeded file isn't same with the name of .torrent file。

Maybe some .torrent file named by hash (dfgsdghsfdgflkjlkjfjdfaklafkjg.torren for example) while the file real name was" Make America Great Britain Again.avi "

If i have completed the download and remove it from the list,I obviously do not know the original magnet link or hash info of “Make America Great Britain Again.avi”

I have to open the single folder,click the seeds one by one to see which one was the right torrent,if torrent stored in the " Make America Great Britain Again.avi " folder,i can open the folder and the seed is there no matter what name it is。

and what is worse,the torrent may even just be named by random, 123456.torrent,after some time,“ What the hell is this torrent?”

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