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Old 9th May 2011, 06:05 PM
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Creating and Verifying Torrent Files?

Hi,

I'm trying to create a torrent file via the command line. I used "transmisson-create", but since the .torrent file is binary I can't read it using "less" or "nano". Is there a way of verifying that the torrent I created was correctly done? I know I could probably upload the .torrent file to my public server and then use another torrent client to test, but I simply want to see what's inside the .torrent file to verify that it got all the files I wanted.

I cd'd into the directory with the files that I want to torrent and ran the following command.
Code:
$ transmission-create -p -t http://tracker.openbittorrent.com/announce *
Thanks for any guidance.
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Old 9th May 2011, 07:01 PM
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Re: Creating and Verifying Torrent Files?

Yes.

Code:
yum install cfv
Then you'd have to do 'cfv -h' because I've never used it for torrents.

http://cfv.sourceforge.net/
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Old 9th May 2011, 07:48 PM
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Re: Creating and Verifying Torrent Files?

Amazing... I tried using cfv, but all it did was verify that the file is correct. It wasn't able to show me the contents of the .torrent file. A friend suggested "strings", but I couldn't work it properly.

So; I thought about it some more and looked at the manual for "transmission-cli", well lo and behold there's a "transmission-show" command, which does EXACTLY what I'm looking for.

Thanks for your feedback though. I really appreciate it.
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