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Unix solutions exist as well
Authored by: Mr. E. on Jan 03, '07 09:12:11AM

Maybe they don't count as OSX hints, but I've been using the command line of BitTornado. At work I monitor the RSS feed. If I see something I "need," I SSH into my machine, go to the directory where I want to feed to go, and feed my torrent URL into a script that downloads the torrent to my Torrent folder and begins downloading the file to the directory of my choice. I start the whole process out with a "screen" command so that once the torrent starts I can send that screen to the background and use my SSH connection for something else (like downloading another torrent). Another benefit of this is that it lets you check up on the Torrent's progress. I do like this solution as a GUI one, though. Before going Command Line, I was using a much messier GUI solution, but it wasn't nearly as well automated and required me not only to IM myself from work, but to then use VNC to connect to home and finish the process, which is super slow when all your bandwidth is being sucked up by the Bit Torrent client, so kudos for this tip.



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Recommend BitTornado as well
Authored by: ruaric on Jan 04, '07 01:01:53AM

Funny I was just about to post pretty much the same thing. I went for the command line option because I was using Linux prior to switching to the Mac and this was what I was doing before.

Anyway not much else to say than to provide a secondary recommendation for the ssh -> screen -> bittornado as a great setup!



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Unix solutions exist as well
Authored by: hareron on Jan 04, '07 06:34:42AM

Does this work for private torrent sites?



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