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Some time ago I read a discussion in /r/linux and someone mentioned a script that checks new messages in IRC channel (in irssi client) and if they contain announce urls for torrents, they are passed to a torrent client (rtorrent) for downloading. Sadly, I didn't bookmark it, nor I could find it now. Maybe someone has a similar script?

All suggestions for making one are appreciated.

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Actually, its not that hard to code, I suggest you code your own, it feels better. – Ruel Oct 12 '10 at 10:15
I'm not sure why you want to do that, it sounds very prone to abuse. Anyway, I think that this is more suitable for, although I'm note sure if you get a better answer there. – schot Oct 12 '10 at 10:17
i agree with ruel. - it would be very easy to setup a pre-existing irc logging bot that logs to a file, grep the file for url's and use wget to download them into a watch directory for a torrent client. job done. – Sirex Oct 12 '10 at 13:05
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There's an irssi plugin for this.

Plugin for Irssi which monitors torrent IRC announce channels, downloads torrent files based on a user-defined filter, and then sends the torrent files to a local or remote torrent client. Supports several different private trackers.

If you're looking for a script, there's this Perl script

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