rTorrent: A Terminal Based BitTorrent Client For Linux Mint

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Here’s how to install and use rTorrent, a terminal based BitTorrent client for Linux Mint / Ubuntu:

1. Issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get install rtorrent

2. After the installation is complete, change to the directory where you have saved *.torrent file and issue the following command to start the BitTorrent download –

rtorrent <*.torrent file name>

In our case, it was –

rtorrent linuxmint-10-gnome-dvd-amd64.iso.torrent

The downloaded file will be saved to the same directory. To know other options available with rTorrent, you can use the following command –

rtorrent -h

Happy downloading!

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