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       btcompletedir  —  creates  torrent  meta-info  files  for  all  files/directories within a


       btcompletedir  trackerURL directory [directory ...]  [--piece_size_pow2  num]   [--comment
       comment]   [--filesystem_encoding  encoding]   [--httpseeds seedURLlist]  [--announce_list


       This manual page documents briefly the btcompletedir command.

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

       btcompletedir  is  a  program  that  is  used  to generate the torrent info files that are
       distributed to bittorrent clients  (usually  over  http)  to  inform  them  of  where  the
       designated  tracker  for  the  torrent is located, and to enable them to verify the file's

       btcompletedir requires two arguments. The first is the trackerURL which is the  "announce"
       address  of  a  tracker  (ex., the second is the directory
       that you wish to parse to generate torrent info files.

       btcompletedir will parse each directory given and create a torrent file for every file and
       directory within it. All torrent files will also reside in the directory after the program
       is complete.


       These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options  starting  with
       two dashes (`--').  A summary of options is included below.

       --piece_size_pow2 num
                 set the piece size to this power of 2 (0 = automatic) (defaults to 0)

       --comment comment
                 optional human-readable comment to put in the torrent file (defaults to '')

       --filesystem_encoding encoding
                 an  optional  encoding  specification  for  the filesystem (set automatically in
                 recent Python versions) (defaults to '')

       --httpseeds seedURLlist
                 a list of http seed URLs. These alternate URLs will be used to seed the file  if
                 there are no other seeds available. The format of seedURLlist is as follows:

                 URL[|URL ...]

                 (defaults to '')

       --announce_list announceURLlist
                 a  list  of  announce URLs. This is an optional list of redundant/backup tracker
                 URLs. The format of announceURLlist is as follows:

                 URL[,URL ...][|URL[,URL ...] ...]

                 where the URLs separated by commas are tried randomly, then the groups  of  URLs
                 separated by pipes are tried in sequential order.  If this option is omitted, it
                 is  assumed  you  don't  want  an  announce_list  field  in  the  metafile.   If
                 announce_list  is  given,  clients  which  support it will ignore the trackerURL
                 value. (defaults to '')


       These examples show how to use the --announce_list option in a few scenarios.

       Try the three trackers (1-3) in sequential order:

       btcompletedir trackerURL directory --announce_list||

       Try the three trackers (1-3) in a randomly selected order:

       btcompletedir trackerURL directory --announce_list,,

       Try the main tracker (1) first, then try the two backups (2 and 3) randomly:

       btcompletedir trackerURL directory --announce_list|,


       btcompletedirgui(1),    btmakemetafile(1),     btmaketorrentgui(1),     btshowmetainfo(1),


       This  manual  page was written by Cameron Dale <> (based on the original
       man pages written by Micah Anderson <>) for the Debian system (but may  be
       used  by  others).   Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms of the GNU  General  Public  License,  Version  2  or  any  later  version
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On  Debian  systems,  the  complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in