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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.