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Is there bittorrent software that runs in a terminal?

I tried btdownloadcurses and while it works fine for most of the torrents, it seems to trip over ones where UDP is employed to track the sources.

The messages I am getting are:

Problem connecting to tracker - ('url error', 'unknown url type', 'udp', 'udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80

So are there any other command line clients with UDP support?

marked as duplicate by Marco Ceppi Oct 17 '11 at 14:49

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  • why is is closed? the alleged duplicate does not address my issue with UDP trackers specifically. – Art Nov 18 '11 at 14:06

These two packages should be suitable

aria2 Install aria2

rtorrent Install rtorrent


Try rtorrent. Check out the tutorial here if you don't enjoy browsing through manpages.


rtorrent should support this protocol.

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