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Linux BitTorrent client with support for magnet links [closed]

Linux BitTorrent client with support for magnet links [closed]

Is there a 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?

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Guest [Entry]

"rTorrent has support for magnet links since v0.8.7 released in October 2010. To load one, just hit backspace in rTorrent and paste the magnet information.

The information provided below is three years old and outdated.

Maybe the tutorial How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala / Debian 5 Lenny With Magnet Link Support will help you."
Guest [Entry]

"Deluge 1.1.9 supports magnet.

Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, OS X, Unix and Windows. It uses libtorrent in it's backend and features multiple user-interfaces including: GTK+, web and console. It has been designed using the client server model with a daemon process that handles all the bittorrent activity. The Deluge daemon is able to run on headless machines with the user-interfaces being able to connect remotely from any platform."
Guest [Entry]

The new Transmission version (1.82) accepts magnet links. It works fine!
Guest [Entry]

KTorrent, as far as I know, supports them.
Guest [Entry]

With Transmission it is very simple. Just go to that "bay" and copy the magnet link address. Then in Transmission go to file->Open URL and paste it there. :)