In this post we are going to you show you how to download torrent in Linux using terminal. This method is useful when your PC has limited amount of memory (RAM), also if you have a VPS it would be really helpful to download. Here we are going to use a application called rTorrent to download torrent via terminal and I am using Ubuntu Linux 13.04 distribution. Just follow the instructions step by step to download torrent via terminal.
1.Open the Terminal.
2.Download rTorrent using the command in terminal in debian based systems.
sudo apt-get install rtorrent
To download rTorrent in fedora based systems use this command.
yum install rtorrent
3.After installing rTorrent open it using the command rtorrent in terminal. It opens rTorrent UI.
4.Press “Enter” it will show “load.normal>” at the bottom of the window.
5.Now copy the URL of torrent file and paste it. For example “http://torcache.net/torrent/4134288834E6B8C768760EA0A4C308444DD421FD.torrent”. Then press enter.
6.It loads the torrent and it will not download.
7.Press Down or Up arrow key to select the loaded torrent and then Press “Ctrl+S”. The selected torrent will be denoted by “*” symbol.
8.Now your torrent starts downloading.
9.To stop the torrent use “Ctrl+D”.
10.To quit from rTorrent use “Ctrl+Q”.
Any questions comment here