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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Automatically add Democracy-now torrents to transmission under GNU/Linux

This has bugged me for a while but as with most things it's easy when you know how.

First setup a crom job with wget

0 */6 * * * wget -A torrent -r -l 1

(-l is a small L) as in go down one level

This will go an check for new torrents every 6 hours  at and place them in a directory of the same name in your home directory.

Now just set transmission to watch that folder

edit > preferences > automatically add torrents from >

Do not set transmission to delete the torrents or wget could fetch them again!! Wait until they're removed from the site if you really must.

Friday, 12 February 2010


This was an attempt to educate my "green" friends as to the ethics of free-software.