How to install seedboxtools
- Download and install ActivePython
- Open Command Prompt
pypm install seedboxtools
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The seedbox tools will help you download all those Linux ISOs that you downloaded on your remote seedbox (whether it's a Transmission Web, or TorrentFlux-b4rt, or a PulsedMedia seedbox) 100% automatically, without any manual intervention on your part.
With this program installed on your home computer, all you need to do is simply start a torrent in your seedbox, from anywhere you are; then, when you get back home, all your downloads will be fully downloaded at home, ready to use and enjoy.
Tools included in this set
This package contains several tools:
- leechtorrents: a tool that leeches finished downloads from a torrent seedbox to your local computer.
- configleecher: a configuration wizard to set up the clients to work properly against your seedbox.
- uploadtorrents: a tool that lets you queue up a torrent or magnet link for download on your seedbox.
What you need to have before using this package
Python 2.7 on your local machine
Python iniparse installed there
Python requests installed there, version 0.11.1 or higher (with SSL support)
a seedbox running TorrentFlux-b4rt or Transmission Web + API, or a PulsedMedia ruTorrent seedbox from PulsedMedia.com
an SSH server on your seedbox
an SSH client on your local machine
a public key-authenticated user account in the seedbox, so that your user can log in without passwords and can read the torrents and downloads directories in the seedbox
rsync installed on both machines
- if you are using TorrentFlux-b4rt on your seedbox:
- the command torrentinfo-console from the BitTorrent package, installed on the seedbox
- the command fluxcli installed and operational on the seedbox
- if you are using Transmission on your seedbox:
- the command transmission-remote from the Transmission package, installed on your local machine
- the API server port open so that transmission-remote can query it
if you are using a PulsedMedia seedbox, you don't need to do anything
You will need to install this package on your local machine.
You can install this package directly from PyPI using pip:
pip install seedboxtools
If you are on an RPM-based distribution, build an RPM from the source package and install the resulting RPM:
python setup.py bdist_rpm
Otherwise, just use the standard Python installation system:
python setup.py install
You can also run it directly from the unpacked source directory:
export PYTHONPATH=src bin/leechtorrents --help
The tools require some configuration after installation. There is a nifty configuration wizard that will set the configuration file up. Run it and answer a few questions:
The script will ask you for the necessary configuration values before you can run the tools here. You should run this wizard on the machine where you'll be running leechtorrents (see below).
Note: Both TorrentFlux and Transmission protect their download and torrent directories using permissions. You should become part of the UNIX group they use to protect those directories, and change the permissions accordingly so you have at least read and list permissions (rx).
Downloading finished torrents with the leecher tool
The leecher tool will contact your seedbox and ask for a listing of finished torrents, then download them locally to the directory you chose during configuration. There are various ways to run the script:
- manually on a terminal window
- with cron
- in a systemd unit file as a service
In your terminal program of choice, just run the command:
There are various options you can supply to the program to change its behavior, such as enabling periodic checks and logging to a file. Run leechtorrents -h to see the options.
Put this in your crontab to run it every minute:
* * * * * leechtorrents -Dql
leechtorrents will daemonize itself, write to its default log file (which you could change with another command line option), and be quiet if no work needs to be done. Locking prevents multiple leechtorrents processes from running simultaneously.
Create a unit file:
# Listing: /etc/systemd/system/leechtorrents.service # ==================================================== [Unit] Description=Torrentleecher After=network.target [Service] Type=simple ExecStart=/usr/bin/leechtorrents -g .torrentleecher.log -ql -t 30 User=<YOUR_USERNAME_GOES_HERE> Restart=always [Install] WantedBy=network.target
Then run as root:
systemctl daemon-reload systemctl enable leechtorrents.service systemctl start leechtorrents.service
How to upload torrents to your seedbox
The uploadtorrents command-line tool included in this package will upload the provided torrent files or magnet links to your seedbox:
uploadtorrents TORRENT [TORRENT ...]
This tool currently only supports PulsedMedia clients.