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I'm interested of converting a .torrent binary file into a magnet file.

What are the possibilities to achieve that in Linux/Unix/OSX?

Sample format:

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:adc83b19e793491b1c6ea0fd8b46cd9f32e592fc
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    Some online options: 1, 2 – Karan Apr 23 '15 at 17:38
  • transmission-show might get you the infohash (haven't tried it myself), from that you can trivially construct the magnet – the8472 Apr 30 '15 at 16:13
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Rather late, but as suggested in the comments, the following produces a magnet link, with no further fiddling necessary:

transmission-show -m yourfiles.torrent

This program is shipped as part of the transmission-cli package on Debian derivatives, and part of the larger Transmission client.

Of course the .torrent file must be created beforehand, but that can also be done with a Transmission command, and it doesn't require a tracker (anymore):

transmission-create yourfiles

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