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Console torrent client (rtorrent)

I really like my rtorrent it is really easy to use it.

Install rtorrent on Mac os x (you need installed ports to use this feature)

[21:05]vhristev@g1r5:~$port search rtorrent
rtorrent @0.8.4 (net)
    console-based BitTorrent client
 
rtorrent-devel @0.8.5 (net)
    console-based BitTorrent client (development version)
 
Found 2 ports.
[21:05]vhristev@g1r5:~$sudo port install rtorrent
--->  Computing dependencies for rtorrent
--->  Cleaning rtorrent
[21:05]vhristev@g1r5:~$

How to start downloading torrent file.

My first advice is USE “screen” like me .I am in the office and want to start downloading something.
1.I run screen then i run my rtorrent and voala perfect console torrent client and i don’t have to worry about my connection between office and home (:
2. rtorrent TORRENT_FILE

 

Im lazy and download this pictures from internet (:

 

Basic keyboard shortcuts:

    ^q — closes rTorrent, done twice makes the program shutdown.
    Up, down arrows — highlight the downloads.
    Left arrow — returns to the previous screen.
    Right arrow — goes to the next screen.
    a|s|d — increase global upload speed about 1|5|50 KB/s
    A|S|D — increase global download speed about 1|5|50 KB/s
    z|x|c — decrease global upload speed about 1|5|50 KB/s
    Z|X|C — decrease global download speed about 1|5|50 KB/s
    ^S — starts download
    ^D — pauses and resumes the active download
    +|- — changes the download priority of selected torrent.
    Backspace — adds the specified .torrent. After pressing this button write full path or URL of .torrent file. You can use Tab and other tricks from bash.
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