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transmission-show: Query a torrent's trackers and print the current number of peers.
$ transmission-show --scrape ${filename-torrent}
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This command is related to the Transmission BitTorrent client and is used to retrieve information about a specific torrent file. Let's break it down:

  • transmission-show: It is the name of the command-line tool provided by Transmission to view details of a torrent file.
  • --scrape: It is an option that instructs the tool to include a list of all trackers associated with the torrent file, including their scrape URLs. A scrape URL provides information about the current status of the torrent, such as the number of seeders and leechers.
  • ${filename-torrent}: It is a placeholder for the name of the torrent file you want to retrieve information about. You need to replace ${filename-torrent} with the actual name and location of the file on your system. The file should have the extension .torrent.

When you execute this command with the appropriate values, it will display various details about the specified torrent file, such as the tracker URLs, file names, file sizes, etc. Additionally, it will include the scrape URLs, which can be useful for monitoring the availability and health of the torrent.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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