Downloading a torrent file using the transmission-cli utility over SSH.

Posted: July 25, 2014. At: 8:27 PM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 7551
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The transmission-cli command allows a user to download a torrent file or magnet link using the command line. This is good for downloading a torrent on your home machine over SSH.

Type sudo apt-get install transmission-cli to install this useful addon to Transmission.

[1]homer@deusexmachina ~ $ transmission-cli http://torcache.net/torrent/B798B2EFF12458D23B53E2110E861411DB44517A.torrent?title=[kickass.to]dawn.of.the.planet.of.the.apes.2014.untouched.hindi.dubbed.scamrip.sumoman
transmission-cli 2.81 (14128)
[15:32:18.495] Transmission 2.81 (14128) started
[15:32:18.496] RPC Server: Adding address to whitelist: 127.0.0.1
[15:32:18.496] UDP: Failed to set receive buffer: requested 4194304, got 425984
[15:32:18.497] UDP: Please add the line "net.core.rmem_max = 4194304" to /etc/sysctl.conf
[15:32:18.497] UDP: Failed to set send buffer: requested 1048576, got 425984
[15:32:18.497] UDP: Please add the line "net.core.wmem_max = 1048576" to /etc/sysctl.conf
[15:32:18.497] UDP: Failed to set receive buffer: requested 4194304, got 425984
[15:32:18.497] UDP: Please add the line "net.core.rmem_max = 4194304" to /etc/sysctl.conf
[15:32:18.497] UDP: Failed to set send buffer: requested 1048576, got 425984
[15:32:18.497] UDP: Please add the line "net.core.wmem_max = 1048576" to /etc/sysctl.conf
[15:32:18.497] DHT: Reusing old id
[15:32:18.497] DHT: Bootstrapping from 90 IPv4 nodes
[15:32:18.829] Port Forwarding (NAT-PMP): initnatpmp succeeded (0)
[15:32:18.829] Port Forwarding (NAT-PMP): sendpublicaddressrequest succeeded (2)
[15:32:19.742] Port Forwarding: State changed from "Not forwarded" to "Starting"
[15:32:20.579] Saved "/home/homer/.config/transmission/torrents/Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014  Untouched Hindi Dubbed SCamRip[Sumoman].b798b2eff12458d2.torrent"
[15:32:20.579] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014  Untouched Hindi Dubbed SCamRip[Sumoman]: Pausing
[15:32:20.579] Saved "/home/homer/.config/transmission/resume/Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014  Untouched Hindi Dubbed SCamRip[Sumoman].b798b2eff12458d2.resume"
[15:32:20.579] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014  Untouched Hindi Dubbed SCamRip[Sumoman]: Queued for verification
[15:32:20.579] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014  Untouched Hindi Dubbed SCamRip[Sumoman]: Verifying torrent
Progress: 0.0%, dl from 0 of 0 peers (0 kB/s), ul to 0 (0 kB/s) [None]          [15:32:21.779] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014  Untouched Hindi Dubbed SCamRip[Sumoman]: unregistered torrent
[15:32:21.779] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014  Untouched Hindi Dubbed SCamRip[Sumoman]: Retrying announce in 317 seconds.
Progress: 0.0%, dl from 0 of 8 peers (0 kB/s), ul to 0 (0 kB/s) [None]          [15:32:27.215] Port Forwarding: State changed from "Starting" to "???"
Progress: 0.0%, dl from 3 of 21 peers (203 kB/s), ul to 0 (0 kB/s) [0.00]
Progress: 0.1%, dl from 3 of 36 peers (142 kB/s), ul to 0 (0 kB/s) [0.00]       [15:32:39.000] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014  Untouched Hindi Dubbed SCamRip[Sumoman]: Starting IPv4 DHT announce (poor, 22 nodes)
Progress: 4.8%, dl from 21 of 50 peers (842 kB/s), ul to 5 (25 kB/s) [0.03]     [15:33:20.914] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014  Untouched Hindi Dubbed SCamRip[Sumoman]: Connection failed
[15:33:20.914] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014  Untouched Hindi Dubbed SCamRip[Sumoman]: Retrying announce in 315 seconds.
Progress: 11.5%, dl from 24 of 50 peers (1.03 MB/s), ul to 6 (10 kB/s) [0.02]

The transmission-cli utility therefore is very good; you can use this thusly: transmission-cli . Very easily download any torrent when you are out of the house.

Use it this way to run the transmission-cli command when you logout of your SSH session.

nohup transmission-cli http://torcache.net/torrent/B798B2EFF12458D23B53E2110E861411DB44517A.torrent?title=[kickass.to]dawn.of.the.planet.of.the.apes.2014.untouched.hindi.dubbed.scamrip.sumoman &

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