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Transmission-show is a command line tool designed to extract and display information about torrent files managed by the Transmission BitTorrent client. It serves as a useful utility for obtaining detailed information about the torrents and their contents.

  1. The transmission-show command allows users to inspect an individual torrent file before actually downloading it.
  2. It provides comprehensive metadata information such as file names, sizes, trackers, and piece hashes.
  3. Users can analyze the overall health and availability of a torrent by using transmission-show.
  4. With this tool, users can view details like the total size of the downloaded file, the number of seeders and leechers, and the estimated completion time.
  5. It displays information about the individual files within a torrent, including their names, sizes, and download progress.
  6. Users can determine the file's creation date, the date it was last modified, and even the date it was added to the Transmission client.
  7. The tool also allows users to view the file's public release date, as well as information about the software used to create it.
  8. Transmission-show supports various command line options, enabling users to customize the information displayed based on their needs.
  9. It can be utilized to extract specific information from a torrent file and redirect it to a text file for further analysis or scripting.
  10. Transmission-show is lightweight, efficient, and highly useful for users who rely on the Transmission client for their BitTorrent needs.

List of commands for transmission-show:

  • transmission-show:tldr:4be02 transmission-show: Display metadata for a specific torrent.
    $ transmission-show ${filename-torrent}
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  • transmission-show:tldr:596ff transmission-show: Generate a magnet link for a specific torrent.
    $ transmission-show --magnet ${filename-torrent}
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  • transmission-show:tldr:e1504 transmission-show: Query a torrent's trackers and print the current number of peers.
    $ transmission-show --scrape ${filename-torrent}
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