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       btreannounce — change the announce address of a torrent file


       btreannounce  trackerURL file [file ...]  [--announce_list announceURLlist]


       This manual page documents briefly the btreannounce command.

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

       btreannounce is a program which will change the announce address  of  a  existing  torrent
       file.  The already existing torrent specified by the file argument will be modified to use
       the new announce url given by the trackerURL argument.


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

       --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:

       btreannounce trackerURL file --announce_list||

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

       btreannounce trackerURL file --announce_list,,

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

       btreannounce trackerURL file --announce_list|,


       btcopyannounce(1),   btrename(1),   btsethttpseeds(1),   btshowmetainfo(1),    bittorrent-


       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