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:

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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

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
  • is there a way to convert magent url to .torrent file? – chovy Apr 15 '20 at 5:16
  • Converting a magnet link to a .torrent file would require internet access and would not be guaranteed to work. Converting a .torrent file into a magnet link is a many-to-one mapping (there are infinity many potential .torrent files that would map to the same magnet link — though fortunately "real-world" collisions are extremely rare), so the reverse operation would only work when you have access to somebody who has the original .torrent file (e.g. a torrent tracker or a "peer"). In any case, this should be a separate question. – aplaice Apr 16 '20 at 9:17

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