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rtorrent is a powerful command line BitTorrent client designed for Linux and Unix-like operating systems. It is known for its lightweight footprint and efficient performance, making it suitable for running on low-end devices or servers. With a minimalist interface, rtorrent focuses on functionality rather than aesthetics. It supports essential BitTorrent features such as DHT (Distributed Hash Table), magnet links, and selective file downloading. rtorrent is highly customizable through its comprehensive configuration file, allowing users to tweak various parameters to their specific needs. It also offers advanced features like scripting support, multiple simultaneous downloads, and bandwidth throttling. Additionally, rtorrent can be controlled remotely through a web interface or via external tools using its XML-RPC API.

List of commands for rtorrent:

  • rtorrent:tldr:4b429 rtorrent: Add a torrent file or magnet to be downloaded.
    $ rtorrent ${torrent_or_magnet}
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