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I need to write a script that determines whether or not uTorrent is currently downloading something. I'd rather it just be downloading, but if I cannot differentiate between downloading and uploading then it would be better than nothing.

One possible way would be check the whether any files ending in .!ut are locked - but I'm hoping for something a little more elegant.

My weapon of choice is VBScript but I'm happy to use the command line if needs be.

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You may be interested in the uTorrent API. :) –  iglvzx Nov 29 '11 at 22:16

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To elaborate on iglvzx's comment, you can use uTorrent's Web API to get a list of active torrents. To use the API, all you have to do is enable it in the settings. Then, it's a simple HTTP GET call - can be to local host if your script runs on the same machine.

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