How would I transfer data from uTorrent(windows) to KTorrent(Ubuntu)? I have hundreds of files that were seeding in windows, all fully downloaded.
I hope that there is a more elegant way than one I'm going to suggest, but if nothing comes up, this could help.
Make sure that windows disk is visible from Ubuntu. Get all .torrent files for torrents you are seeding in µTorrent. Then open them in KTorrent one by one. Once KTorrent asks you where you want to save files, chose same location where you downloaded them from windows. KTorrent should detect percentage downloaded and continue downloading further. Since the downloads are complete it should start seeding.
Of course, try this out with smallest torrent first, just in case something goes wrong.
First step for me was to open KTorrent and open configure KTorrent settings. There under Application there should be option Default save location. Set it to location where data from torrents is downloaded. After that button labeled OK is to be clicked. Then we proceed to next step.
Second step is to test settings. Open favorite terminal application. I personally like Konsole. Then type:
This will add torrent to ktorrent and start downloading it with out user intervention. Process will be run in background, so same shell can be used again. It should detect that torrent is already downloaded and switch to seeding mode.
Try this out and report how it works.
Third step: Bash script which should detect all .torrent files in a directory and call ktorrent for each of them :
After completing first two steps, and making sure that they worked correctly, open you favorite console application and navigate to directory where the .torrent files are. then type following:
gedit window will open. Paste following code in it:
Click save. The script will be saved. Next thing we need to do is to allow it to execute.
This will make script executable. Finally, run it by typing:
It should add all torrents in directory to ktorrent. This way you'll save the effort needed for manually adding hundreds of torrents.
Just to note instead of opening a file saving a script making it executable and such you can just execute the whole thing in one line like this:
Just make sure you are in the directory with torrent files when you do.