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I'm running torrents on the home server, and I talk to home server via the transmission-remote utility. I'd like to retrieve the magnet link for one of my torrents, however this seems to be impossible, as the transmission-remote -t[torrent-id] -i doesn't give me the link, and the manual also says nothing. Is there any way to get a magnet link?

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May have bean patched since the question was asked, but running

transmission-remote -l -t 13 -i | grep magnet

worked for me, got the magnet link for torrent number 13.

If you want only the link, you can sed away the title:

transmission-remote -l -t 13 -i | grep magnet | sed -e "s/^ *Magnet: //"
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In my version of transmission it doesn't work, but it's outdated, so I'll have to just believe you ) Thanks for the solution ) –  Septagram Apr 10 at 12:07
Running 0.8.5 (from gentoo net-p2p/bitcoind-0.8.5:0) –  Puggan Se Apr 10 at 12:20

This worked for me

transmission-remote -a magnet:?xt=urn:btih:8c3760cb651c863861fa9abe2ef70246943c1994&dn=Fedora+19+Desktop+Editie+64-bit+951MB+ISO-image&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.istole.it%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.ccc.de%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.demonii.com%3A1337

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