[clug] bittorrent

Hal Ashburner hal.ashburner at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 03:50:38 MST 2010

crontab & rtorrent is one way to do that
where you can substitute any command line torrent client for rtorrent.
2 crontab entries, one to stop
$ crontab -e
#then add lines something like this to the file
02 02 * * * "/usr/bin/rtorrent directory/*.torrent"
02 06 * * * /usr/bin/killall rtorrent"

And good on you for helping distribute free software when you're not 
otherwise using your network connection.

Hal Ashburner

On 16/02/2010 9:26 PM, freds72 at softhome.net wrote:
> Hi
> I have been looking for a bittorrent program which can be easily set 
> to download at a particular time.
>  i.e. start at 2am and finish at 6am.
> I realise it can be done by some convoluted means within the program, 
> but I would like simplicity.
> There must be some linux guru who has developed a program to do this.
> Which programs are used by CLUGGers?
> cheers
> Pete

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