Monday, June 04, 2012

Manually adding tracker to torrent with rtorrent 0.9.2

Until recently rtorrent didn't support adding new trackers to torrent except by editing actual .torrent. Either manually, with some tool or via online service such as http://www.torrenteditor.com.

Recently support to add trackers on the fly to active torrent was added, but documentation seems to be little thin.

1. Select torrent to edit from rtorrent console view

2. Hit Ctrl-X

3. If you had four trackers type following lines one at a time (always press ^X first) to add four more.
d.tracker.insert="5","udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80"
d.tracker.insert="6","udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80"
d.tracker.insert="7","udp://tracker.istole.it:80"
d.tracker.insert="8","udp://tracker.ccc.de:80"

1 comment:

  1. Thanks but what do you do when there's the "/announce" bit at the end of the url? For me, seems like rtorrent will take it both ways but never seems to pull the peer count when it tries to update.

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