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GNOME-BTDOWNLOAD(1)                              GNOME-BTDOWNLOAD(1)


       gnome-btdownload [ option ... ] URL
       gnome-btdownload [ option ... ] filename

       gnome-btdownload  is  a  program  to allow a user to download
       files using bittorrent, a scatter-gather network.

       These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with
       long  options  starting  with two dashes (`-').  A summary of
       options is included below.

       --responsefile filename
              treat filename as a file which the server reponse  was
              stored  in. If this option is used, no filename or URL
              should be present on the command line.

       --url url
              retrieve the torrent info  file  from  url.   If  this
              option  is  used, no filename or URL should be present
              on the command line.

       -i ip | --ip ip
              report ip as your IP to the tracker

       --bind ip
              bind to ip instead of the default

       --minport portnum
              set portnum as the minimum port to listen  on,  counts
              up if unavailable (default 6881)

       --maxport portnum
              set  portnum as the maximum port to listen on (default

       --saveas filename
              store the downloaded  file  to  filename,  instead  of
              querying  user  (gui)  or using the filename stored in
              the torrent info file

       --max_uploads num
              Only allow num uploads at once (default 4)

       --max_upload_rate kbytes
              maximum rate to upload at in  kilobytes,  0  means  no
              limit (default 0)

       --keepalive_interval secs
              pause secs seconds between sending keepalives (default

       --download_slice_size bytes
              query for bytes bytes per request (default 32768)

       --request_backlog num
              keep num requests in a single pipe at once (default 5)

       --max_message_length bytes
              set bytes to the maximum length prefix encoding you'll
              accept  over  the wire - larger values get the connec‐
              tion dropped (default 8388608)

       --timeout secs
              wait secs before closing  sockets  which  nothing  has
              been recieved on (default 300.0)

       --timeout_check_interval secs
              check  whether  connections  have timed out every secs
              seconds (default 60.0)

       --max_slice_length bytes
              requests  from  peers  larger  than  bytes  bytes  are
              ignored (default 131072)

       --max_rate_recalculate_interval secs
              connections  that  pause  longer than secs seconds are
              given reduced rate (default 15.0)

       --max_rate_period secs
              set secs to the maximum amount of time  to  guess  the
              current rate estimate represents (default 20.0)

       --upload_rate_fudge secs
              set the time equivalent of writing to kernel-level TCP
              buffer to secs (default 5.0)

       --display_interval secs
              update  displayed  information  every   secs   seconds
              (default 0.1)

       --rerequest_interval secs
              request more peers every secs seconds (default 300)

       --min_peers num
              do not rerequest if we have num peers already (default

       --http_timeout secs
              wait secs seconds before assuming  a  http  connection
              has timed out (default 60)

       --snub_time secs
              wait  secs  seconds for data to come in over a connec‐
              tion  before  assuming  it's  semi-permanently  choked
              (default 30.0)

       --spew  1 | 0
              whether  to  display  diagnostic info to stdout.  This
              option is not useful when  using  btdownloadcurses  or
              btdownloadgui.  (default  0)  --max_initiate  num stop
              initiating new connections  when  we  have  num  peers
              (default 40)

       --check_hashes  1 | 0
              whether to check hashes on disk (defaults to 1)

       --report_hash_failures  1 | 0
              whether to report to the user that hash failuers occur
              (non-fatal, common error) (default 0)

       --rarest_first_priority_cutoff num
              the number of peers which need to have a piece  before
              other   partials   take  priority  over  rarest  first
              (default 3)

       bittorrent-downloader(1),   bttrack(1),    btmakemetafile(1),

       This  manual  page  was originally written by Michael Janssen
       <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system's  bit‐
       torrent-downloader(1)  and  was  modified  for  gnome-btdown‐
       load(1) by Paul  Varga  <>
       (but may be used by others).

                             Sep 24 2003         GNOME-BTDOWNLOAD(1)
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