rTorrent is a command line ncurses BitTorrent client written in C++, based on the libTorrent. rTorrent is very lightweight and has a very clean command line user interface. rTorrent is also one of the most lightweight BitTorrent clients used by most of the BitTorrent distribution servers. rTorrent is a really good BitTorrent client for Raspberry Pi. rTorrent is lighter and faster compared to BitTorrent clients like Transmission, Deluge and takes lesser CPU resource.
rTorrent performs better on the tests I have done on my Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi I have been using is a Model B.
Let’s get started
Updating your local repository database.
sudo apt-get update
Installing screen and rTorrent. If you are a Tmux user you can go ahead and use it instead of the screen.
sudo apt-get install screen rtorrent
Now create a
Open the file in nano and add the example config below.
Here is an example config of
You can edit the `.rtorrent.rc as per your needs.`
Now we can start using rTorrent.
You can detach to the rtorrent screen by typing CTRL + A + D.
To connect back to the rTorrent screen.
To add a BitTorrent simply hit ENTER
Now you have you rTorrent running on your Raspberry Pi. If you have any question feel free to leave a comment below.