mktorrent − simple BitTorrent metainfo file creator
mktorrent [OPTIONS] <target directory or filename>
mktorrent is a text-based utility to create BitTorrent metainfo files used by trackers and torrent clients. It can create metainfo files for single files or complete directories in a fast way.
specify the full tracker announce URLs. At least one is required and additional −a add backup trackers
add a comment to the metainfo
don’t write the creation date
show help screen
set the piece length to 2^n bytes, default is 18, that is 2^18 = 256kb
set the name of the torrent, default is the basename of the target
set the path and filename of the created file, default is <name>.torrent
set the private flag (dissalow DHT and Peer Exchange)
add web seed URLs, additional −w add more URLs
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
Emil Renner Berthing <esmil [AT] mailme.dk>
This manpage was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution by Nico Golde <nion [AT] debian.org>
Please send bug reports, patches, feature requests, praise and general gossip about the program to: esmil [AT] users.net