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       btmakemetafile - program to generate torrent info files for bittorrent


       btmakemetafile file tracker_announce_address [ option ... ]


       This  manual  page  documents briefly the btmakemetafile command.  This
       manual page  was  written  for  the  Debian  distribution  because  the
       original program does not have a manual page.

       btmakemetafile is a program that generates the torrent info files which
       are distributed to bittorrent clients (usually via the WWW) in order to
       inform  them  where  the designated tracker for the torrent is located,
       and to allow them to verify the file’s contents.

       btmakemetafile takes two arguments.  Both are required.  The  first  is
       the  file that the torrent info file will be generated for.  The second
       is     the     "announce"     address     of     a     tracker     (ex.


       --piece_size_pow2 arg
              which power of 2 to set the piece size to (default: 18)


       bittorrent-downloader(1), btrename(1), btreannounce(1), bttrack(1).


       This  manual  page was written by Michael Janssen <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                  Jan 18 2003                BTMAKEMETAFILE(1)