Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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?

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

May have been 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: //"

You may need to add a parameter --auth <username>:<password> for authentication.

share|improve this answer
In my version of transmission it doesn't work, but it's outdated, so I'll have to just believe you ) Thanks for the solution ) – Septagram Apr 10 '14 at 12:07
Running 0.8.5 (from gentoo net-p2p/bitcoind-0.8.5:0) – Puggan Se Apr 10 '14 at 12:20

This worked for me :

transmission-remote -a magnet:?xt=urn...[magnet_link_here]...
share|improve this answer
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. - From Review – Abraxas Apr 3 at 17:35

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .