Wiki > Autodl-irssi
Autodl-irssi is a method of automatically downloading torrents from IRC announce channels based on defined filters.
A valid configuration file is required to activate the ruTorrent plug-in.
If you do not already have autodl-irssi configuration files created on your slot:
- SSH into your server.
- Download autodlsetup.sh.
- Run the downloaded script.
- You can now manage autodl-irssi with the ruTorrent plugin. Access ruTorrent at https://server.whatbox.ca/webui
You can find a comprehensive usage guide in the community docs.
All filters and other options are read from ~/.autodl/autodl.cfg. If you use non-ASCII characters, be sure to set the encoding (or character coding) to UTF-8 before saving it. The file will be automatically re-read whenever you make any modifications to it when autodl-irssi is running.
Note: Configuration for use with rTorrent can now be done through the ruTorrent plug-in, so manual configuration for rTorrent through the autodl.cfg configuration file is unnecessary unless you do not wish to use the ruTorrent plug-in.
Below are steps to take to have your irssi instance automatically restart if it crashes, or if the server is rebooted.
Make a file to be used for the script.
Edit the file and enter the text below.
nano -w ~/irssi_restart.cron
#!/bin/bash if pgrep -fx "irssi" > /dev/null then echo "irssi is running." else echo "irssi is not running, starting irssi" screen -dmS autodl irssi fi exit
Save the file with Ctrl+x and the "y" and Enter to accept overwriting.
Make the script executable.
chmod +x ~/irssi_restart.cron
Open your crontab.
EDITOR=nano crontab -e
Enter the following text
@reboot /home/user/irssi_restart.cron >/dev/null 2>&1 */5 * * * * /home/user/irssi_restart.cron >/dev/null 2>&1
Save the crontab with Ctrl+x and the "y" and Enter to accept overwriting.
Manual installation (optional)
- SSH into your server.
- Start irssi with the command
- Create a new hidden window.
/window new hidden
- Name that window "autodl".
/window name autodl
- Move the new window to position 2.
/window move 2
- Save the layout.
- Save all settings.
- Exit irssi.
mkdir -p ~/.irssi/scripts/autorun
wget -O autodl-irssi.zip https://github.com/autodl-community/autodl-irssi/releases/download/2.6.2/autodl-irssi-v2.6.2.zip
unzip -o autodl-irssi.zip
cp autodl-irssi.pl autorun/
mkdir -p ~/.autodl
The configuration file has now been created, and is located at ~/.autodl/autodl.cfg
To edit it, use
Once you have configured the autodl.cfg file, start irssi and the script will automatically run.
It is recommended to run irssi in a screen, so that you may close the terminal and irssi will continue to run.
screen -S autodl irssi will create a screen named "autodl" and it will run the program "irssi".
To close the irssi session and have it continue running, simply detach from the screen with
To reattach to the irssi session and view matches as they occur, run
screen -r autodl
Manual configuration options (advanced)
max-saved-releases = 1000
save-download-history = true
download-duplicates = false
upload-type = rtorrent
rt-dir = ~/files
rt-address = ~/.config/rtorrent/socket
update-check = auto
unique-torrent-names = false
For other clients, use
upload-type = watchdir and specify a path using
"Error downloading files. Make sure autodl-irssi is started and configured properly (eg. password, port number): Error getting files listing: Error: Could not connect: (111) Connection refused"
This means that irssi is not running or multiple instances are running.
SSH into the server and run
killall irssi; screen -dmS autodl irssi
To disable autodl-irssi in irssi for regular use run
/script unload autodl_irssi in the irssi session.