I want to be able to download the same torrent whether im in linux, windows, or your mothers arse. I noticed that the majority of torrent clients will/can ask for 3 different folders.
- A "completed" folder where the files will be moved upon full completed download
- A "session" folder where the client stores files letting it know where the torrent is in the download
- A "watch" folder that the client will constantly look at to integrate new torrents
This drive is mounted on my machine at /media/tdrive/
I created the following commands in that drive to hold all torrents and the such.
- mkdir /media/tdrive/torrents; cd !^
- mkdir torrents-watch
- mkdir torrents-completed
- mkdir torrents-session
# Default directory to save the downloaded torrents.
directory = /media/tdrive/torrents/torrents-completed
# Default session directory. Make sure you don't run multiple instance
# of rtorrent using the same session directory. Perhaps using a
# relative path?
session = /media/tdrive/torrents/torrents-session
# Watch a directory for new torrents, and stop those that have been
schedule = watch_directory,5,5,load_start=/media/tdrive/torrents/torrents-watch/*.torrent
Now when I start rtorrent on linux, it will scan through the dirs and pick up the ones that still need to be downloaded. The same happens with utorrent in windows.