Provided by: bittorrent_3.4.2-12_all bug


       btmakemetafile - program to generate torrent info files for bittorrent


       btmakemetafile file tracker_announce_address [ option ... ]


       This  manual  page  documents  briefly  the  btmakemetafile command.  This manual page was
       written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not  have  a  manual

       btmakemetafile is a program that generates the torrent info files which are distributed to
       bittorrent clients (usually via the WWW) in order to  inform  them  where  the  designated
       tracker for the torrent is located, and to allow them to verify the file's contents.

       btmakemetafile  takes  two  arguments.  Both are required.  The first is the file that the
       torrent info file will be generated for.  The  second  is  the  "announce"  address  of  a
       tracker (ex.


       --piece_size_pow2 arg
              which power of 2 to set the piece size to (default: 18)


       bittorrent-downloader(1), btrename(1), btreannounce(1), bttrack(1).


       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Michael Janssen <>, for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                           Jan 18 2003                          BTMAKEMETAFILE(1)