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mktorrent - simple BitTorrent metainfo file creator


mktorrent [OPTIONS] <target directory or filename>


mktorrent is a text-based utility to create BitTorrent metainfo files used by trackers and
torrent clients. It can create metainfo files for single files or complete directories in
a fast way.


-a <url>[,<url>]*

specify the full tracker announce URLs. At least one is required and additional -a
add backup trackers

-c <comment>

add a comment to the metainfo


don't write the creation date


show help screen

-l <n>

set the piece length to 2^n bytes, default is 18, that is 2^18 = 256kb

-n <name>

set the name of the torrent, default is the basename of the target

-o <filename>

set the path and filename of the created file, default is <name>.torrent


set the private flag (dissalow DHT and Peer Exchange)


verbose output

-w <url>[,<url>]*

add web seed URLs, additional -w add more URLs


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
version 2, or (at your option) any later version.


Emil Renner Berthing <esmil@users.sourceforge.net>

This manpage was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution by Nico Golde

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