btpd is a BitTorrent client daemon.
It's in AUR, get/installit it with your AUR helper or manually.
$ cower -d btpd && makepkg && pacman -U *.pkg
The configuration lies in /etc/conf.d/btpd. Actually in the file there's just a definition for $BTPD_ARGS, which is included in /etc/rc.d/btpd. The configuration file could look something like this:
# # Arguments to be passed to the BitTorrent Protocol Daemon # btpdUSER="s" # See the note, for this option to work. DIR="/home/s/down/torrents" PORT="6881" OUTLIMIT="0" # Measured in kB/s, 0 means unlimited. INLIMIT="0" # Measured in kB/s, 0 means unlimited. # See other options in `man btpd` BTPD_ARGS="-d $DIR -p $PORT --bw-out $OUTLIMIT --bw-in $INLIMIT"
NOTE: It's meant to be used from userland, although you could run it from your user, but that requires a tweak in the default deamon. Change line 11 to: "su $btpdUSER -c "/usr/bin/btpd $BTPD_ARGS" &> /dev/null".
Interacting with btpd through btcli
- Add foo.torrent, with content dir /home/user/foo.torrent.d/, and start it.
$ btcli add -d /home/user/foo.torrent.d foo.torrent
- Same as above without starting it.
$ btcli add -N -d /home/user/foo.torrent.d foo.torrent
- Display a list btpd’s torrents and their number, size, status, etc.
$ btcli list
- Same as above, but only for torrent 12 and my.little.torrent.
$ btcli list 12 my.little.torrent
- Same as above but only for active torrents.
$ btcli list -a
- Use a custom list format
$ btcli list -f "btcli list -f "%n\t%#\t%p%s\t%r\n"
- Start bar.torrent and torrent number 7.
$ btcli start bar.torrent 7
- Stop torrent number 7.
$ btcli stop 7
- Stop all active torrents.
$ btcli stop -a
- Remove bar.torrent and it’s associated information from btpd.
$ btcli del bar.torrent
- Display a summary of up/download stats for the active torrents.
$ btcli stat
- Display the summary once every five seconds.
$ btcli stat -w 5
- Same as above, but also display individual stats for each active torrent.
$ btcli stat -w 5 -i
- Shut down btpd.
$ btcli kill