rTorrent is the default bittorrent client on Whatbox slots. It is a text-based client, but can also be controlled through several graphical interfaces.
Text-based ncurses interface
The built in text-based interface provides an efficient way to control rTorrent for users comfortable with text-based interfaces and SSH. By default, Whatbox runs rTorrent within a screen. This allows users to disconnect from rTorrent while leaving it running. To connect to rTorrent execute
screen -r over SSH. To disconnect without stopping rTorrent use
The official rTorrent user guide explains all the commands and controls available. Basic use:
|add torrent with|
ruTorrent is the simplest interface for normal use. It provides a graphical interface similar to that of uTorrent.
Transdroid is an open-source application for managing torrents from Android devices. It is able to connect rTorrent, as well as Deluge and Transmission. For more information on Transdroid and a guide to configuring it, see the Transdroid article.
rTorrent is pre-configured and ready for use but you can change or add settings if you wish to. The configuration can be made by modifying rTorrent's configuration file, which is found at
~/.config/rtorrent/rtorrent.rc on Whatbox servers. Some settings can be changed through ruTorrent's graphical preferences panel.
For further information on editing rTorrent's configuration please take a look at the main article Editing rtorrent.rc
Command Line Restart
To restart rtorrent from the command-line, simply run the following command:
killall rtorrent; screen -dmS rTorrent rtorrent