[clug-talk] Article on Bram Cohen, author of BitTorrent
gustin at echostar.ca
Mon Jan 3 13:43:24 PST 2005
On December 30, 2004 11:02 am, s. keeling wrote:
> It was a bit confusing. I found btdownloadgui, btdownloadcurses, and
> btdownloadheadless. A man of those says to (eg.):
> btdownloadcurses URL
> So, cd somewhere you have space, and:
> 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.
btdownloadheadless and the curses ones are designed to be used in console (eg
with no monitor and no gui installed), works great with screen.
Of course now I just use azureus in a vnc session.
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