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Software: Torrent Finder

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Sometime in the near future, I want to queue torrents for downloading via email/chat/sms, which are picked up by my workstation for downloading. The whole setup will be fairly complex, so I’m working on smaller components – first being able to get a torrent file form given keywords.

First thing to do is search if someone else has solved your problem, I found this: . It gave me direction and ideas to begin writing code.

My current script looks nothing like it though, and can be used as a library to get list of torrents, their seeders, size and comment count. Do note that this will break when the site changes design.

If run as a standalone, simply takes in command line arguments, performs a search, gets the torrent url, downloads the file in current directory and exits. No fuss, no questions.

You can grab app/source code here:

I’ll leave you with a quote: “You are what you don’t automate.”

Written by hiway

April 7, 2011 at 11:15 am

Posted in python, software

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