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       buildtorrent - a torrent file creation program.


       buildtorrent [OPTIONS] -a announceurl input output
       buildtorrent [OPTIONS] -a announceurl -f filelist -n name output


       buildtorrent  is a torrent file creation program.  Given an announce url and an input file
       or directory, buildtorrent generates an output .torrent file that can be used  by  torrent


       -a announce, --announce=url
              Announce URL (required).

       -f filelist, --filelist=filelist
              A  text  file  (or  -  for standard input) containing a list of files to add to the
              output torrent file, together with the path to use inside the torrent.  One file is
              given per line, use / as path separator for the torrent path, use | to separate the
              filesystem path from the torrent path.  Backslash \ can be used to escape  newlines
              and | characters inside names.  For example:


              Using this option requires that the --name option be used.

       -n name, --name=name
              Specify  the  name  for  the  torrent.   Usage  of this option is required when the
              --filelist option is used, in which case it  specifies  the  name  of  the  torrent
              directory.   Usage  without a file list overrides the name of the directory or file
              given on the command line.

       -A announces, --announcelist=announces
              Additional announce URL list.  Use , to  separate  outer  level  lists,  and  |  to
              separate inner level items; for example:


       -w webseeds, --webseeds=webseeds
              Additional WebSeed URL list.  Use , to separate items; for example:


       -l length, --piecelength=length
              Piece length in bytes (default 262144).

       -L length, --piecesize=size
              Use 2^size as piece length (default 18) (overrides -l ).

       -c comment, --comment=comment
              User comment (omitted by default).

       -p private, --private=private
              Private flag (either 0 or 1).

       -D, --nodate
              Omit the creation date field.

       -C, --nocreator
              Omit the created by field.

       -m, --md5sum
              Add an md5sum field for each file.

       -s, --show
              Show generated torrent structure.

       -S, --showall
              Show generated torrent structure, including piece data.

       -q, --quiet
              Quiet operation with reduced output.

       -V, --version
              Show the version string.

       -h, --help
              Show a help screen with brief usage information.


       Claude Heiland-Allen (


       createtorrent(1), mktorrent(1)