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Where does a magnet/torrent client look for the hash/torrent/file?

In short: Wikipedia mentions a required "availability search" to find peers (and the actual file): Note that, although a particular file is indicated, an availability search for it must still be ...
2
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1answer
50 views

Is it possible to link to a file inside of a magnet link?

I would like to provide magnet links in my service, for large downloadable files. However, I would like to be able to tell the Torrent-download client only to grab a specific file within the ...
3
votes
2answers
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Is it possible to retrieve magnet link via transmission-remote?

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to change the magnet uri handler in Google Chrome?

I removed the Transmission BitTorrent client from my Ubuntu and installed Deluge. Now magnet URIs don't work anymore. How to tell Chrome to launch the new app instead?
20
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3answers
59k views

What's the difference between a torrent file and a Magnet link?

What's the difference between a torrent file and a Magnet link? What is the difference between usage, can I use ╬╝Torrent to download files from a Magnet link?
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Any Linux BitTorrent client with support for Magnet links? [closed]

Is there any Linux application (bonus points for being console/headless) that supports Magnet links - like the ones provided now by some famous "bay" for pirate BitTorrent users?