[clug-talk] Article on Bram Cohen, author of BitTorrent
keeling at spots.ab.ca
Thu Dec 30 10:02:24 PST 2004
Incoming from Shawn:
> Ok, after reading the article, I wanted to give BitTorrent a try. So I hit
> the website (bittorrent.com), and ran into my first problem - in RPM that
> works with Suse. So, off to google to try and find one. Found one, and used
> YaST to install it.
> So now to try this thing out... um.. but don't I need to set some config
> somewhere to say where to store the files? or otherwise get it set up for my
It was a bit confusing. I found btdownloadgui, btdownloadcurses, and
btdownloadheadless. A man of those says to (eg.):
So, cd somewhere you have space, and:
btdownloadcurses http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/cd-images/debian-weekly/torrents/ ...
The first time I tried it, I was in my home dir, which didn't have
enough space to hold it. I C-c'd out, cd'd to where I did have space,
copied what it had got so far, then re-ran the command. It checked
the existing file, then continued on from where I'd C-c'd
No idea what btdownloadheadless means, and btdownloadgui complained
about python for me too. If you read the Wired article, it mentions
good reasons (health related) for his missing small details like
usability and documentation.
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
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