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I use transmission-daemon on Debian for my torrents.

For now, I've been using the website http://torrenteditor.com/ to add trackers to .torrent files.

I'd like to edit .torrent files directly using Linux command line, and change the associated tracker easily (or add one, if possible).

Is it possible?

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You can edit the torrent files themselves using transmission-edit. Supposedly transmission-edit -a udp://tracker my.torrent should work.

If you have already added the torrent file to transmission, you can use transmission-remote to update it, e.g. transmission-remote -n 'user:pass --torrent 10 --tracker-add 'udp://tracker.url:1337/announce'

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  • Thanks a lot! I was about to think it was impossible. Can I ask why it is "transmission-remote" and not "transmission-cli" or "transmission-daemon", though? – bolino Jul 4 '17 at 12:57
  • sorry for the confusion. You said that you are running the daemon already. In order to interact with that already running daemon, you are supposed to use transmission-remote. transmission-cli is a full blown torrent program itself, i.e. the daemon with a frontend. One frontend for the transmission-daemon is the transmission-remote program. – Frederick Nord Jul 6 '17 at 22:02

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