Torrent probably is the most used program after Terminal for movie-buffs who also happened to be the linux users like me 😛 . This post shows how to use terminal for downloading torrent instead of using separate program for it.
Command-line application rTorrent does the job of downloading torrent in terminal itself.
1.Open the Terminal.
2.Download rTorrent using the command in terminal in debian based systems.
sudo apt-get install rtorrent
3.After installing rTorrent open it using the command rtorrent in terminal. It opens rTorrent UI.
*** rTorrent 0.9.2/0.13.2 - like-a-boss:3371 *** [View: main] (11:56:24) Using 'epoll' based polling. (11:56:24) Using 'epoll' based polling. (11:56:24) Using 'epoll' based polling. (11:56:24) Could not read resource file: ~/.rtorrent.rc [Throttle off/off KB] [Rate 0.0/ 0.0 KB] [Port: 6989] [U 0/0] [D 0/0] [H 0/3]
4.Press “Enter” it will show “load.normal>” at the bottom of the window.
5.Now copy the URL of torrent file and paste it. For example:“http://getsecuredfiles.com/ez/dl/?file=House.of.Cards.2013.S02E13.720p.HDTV.x264-SKGTV.torrent”. Then press enter.
6.It loads the torrent and it will not download.
7.Press Down or Up arrow key to select the loaded torrent and then Press “Ctrl+S”. The selected torrent will be denoted by “*” symbol.
8.Now your torrent starts downloading.
9.To stop the torrent use “Ctrl+D”.
10.To quit from rTorrent use “Ctrl+Q”.
Go Torrent 🙂