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Howto: Use rtorrent like a pro

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I’m a huge rtorrent fan. I can’t imagine why anyone would use anything else, unless there’s something funky the big-name programs can do, that rtorrent just doesn’t handle yet.

This time, instead of introducing you to rtorrent nice and easy, like I did with cplay, I’m going to give you a brief tour, and then I’ll show you something very cool you can do with it. rtorrent is an amazing, complex, powerful program that is at the same time sleek, clean, comprehensive and ultralight — and I’m giving you just one small idea of its potential.

But first, let’s scratch the surface. Like a lot of console-driven programs, the startup screen for rtorrent is … rather dry.

To add a torrent, press return and navigate to the torrent file.

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