btcompletedir — creates torrent meta-info files for all
files/directories within a directory
btcompletedir trackerURL directory [directory ...] [--piece_size_pow2
num] [--comment comment] [--filesystem_encoding encoding]
[--httpseeds seedURLlist] [--announce_list announceURLlist]
This manual page documents briefly the btcompletedir command.
This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the
original program does not have a manual page.
btcompletedir is a program that is used to generate the torrent info
files that are distributed to bittorrent clients (usually over http) to
inform them of where the designated tracker for the torrent is located,
and to enable them to verify the file’s contents.
btcompletedir requires two arguments. The first is the trackerURL which
is the "announce" address of a tracker (ex.
http://127.0.0.1:6969/announce), the second is the directory that you
wish to parse to generate torrent info files.
btcompletedir will parse each directory given and create a torrent file
for every file and directory within it. All torrent files will also
reside in the directory after the program is complete.
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (‘--’). A summary of options is
set the piece size to this power of 2 (0 = automatic)
(defaults to 0)
optional human-readable comment to put in the torrent file
(defaults to ’’)
an optional encoding specification for the filesystem (set
automatically in recent Python versions) (defaults to ’’)
a list of http seed URLs. These alternate URLs will be used
to seed the file if there are no other seeds available. The
format of seedURLlist is as follows:
(defaults to ’’)
a list of announce URLs. This is an optional list of
redundant/backup tracker URLs. The format of announceURLlist
is as follows:
URL[,URL ...][|URL[,URL ...] ...]
where the URLs separated by commas are tried randomly, then
the groups of URLs separated by pipes are tried in sequential
order. If this option is omitted, it is assumed you don’t
want an announce_list field in the metafile. If
announce_list is given, clients which support it will ignore
the trackerURL value. (defaults to ’’)
These examples show how to use the --announce_list option in a few
Try the three trackers (1-3) in sequential order:
btcompletedir trackerURL directory --announce_list http://track1.com|http://track2.com|http://track3.com
Try the three trackers (1-3) in a randomly selected order:
btcompletedir trackerURL directory --announce_list http://track1.com,http://track2.com,http://track3.com
Try the main tracker (1) first, then try the two backups (2 and 3)
btcompletedir trackerURL directory --announce_list http://track1.com|http://track2.com,http://track3.com
btcompletedirgui(1), btmakemetafile(1), btmaketorrentgui(1),
This manual page was written by Cameron Dale <email@example.com>
(based on the original man pages written by Micah Anderson
<firstname.lastname@example.org>) for the Debian system (but may be used by others).
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