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So, I'm finished with downloading Ubuntu 12.04 torrent. I used rtorrent for that. After it's finished, I closed the rtorrent. Now, I still has the torrent file and I want to seed it without redownloading the iso file.

How can I accomplish that with a command line program? uTorrent can do this kind of thing easily, but I want a simple command line.

I tried rtorrent as well as aria2c, both didn't work out my purpose.

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You do it with exactly the same command that you started the torrent download with. This means you still need to have the .torrent file handy.

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This works because the bittorrent client does a hash check of the downloaded data, recognizes that the download is complete, and automatically starts uploading, correct? – xdumaine Jul 23 '12 at 1:08
That's right. :) – Michael Hampton Jul 23 '12 at 1:10
Actually, it works! I forgot to ignore the rtorrent unfriendly-seed-config. But aria2c prompted to redownload and overwrite the downloaded data before it can seed the torrent. – pepito Jul 23 '12 at 9:35
Simply adding a session directory to rtorrent is the very 1st thing to do when setting it up, and makes the whole thing a non-issue. – pyroscope Jul 23 '12 at 18:34
All right, thanks. I'll read about rtorrent session things. – pepito Jul 24 '12 at 11:35

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