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    Default ktorrent - running it without login

    Is it possible to run ktorrent from a command-line, or more to the point:
    from a cron job ?

    I like ktorrent, it does it job well. But it bugs me that I have to log in
    and remain so, just to run an app who's interface is not even required most
    of the time.

    Unfortunately, my provider imposes a montly volume. Nice big volume, but not
    imposible to run it dry. On the other hand, they count nightly traffic at
    only half to actual volume.
    So I'd like to be able to start ktorrent at a certain time after midnight,
    and interrupt it at dawn. Or maybe just shutdown the machine at dawn.


    Any suggestions ?



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    Default Re: ktorrent - running it without login

    You have to login to use an application and you actually have to have the computer powered up too ;-)

    Bittorrent would be your best command line application. As for the rest of it, I don't know and on a personal level cannot see why, because ISP capping and running from console have no relationship that I can see.
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    Default Re: ktorrent - running it without login

    On 2010-09-07, caf4926 <caf4926@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > Bittorrent would be your best command line application. As for the rest
    > of it, I don't know and on a personal level cannot see why, because ISP
    > capping and running from console have no relationship that I can see.


    Thanks for the suggestion.

    As for the relation, read again. If I download at night, I can download 2x
    the volume. Starting/stopping the torrent with cron allows me to:
    - not have to think about starting it after midnight
    - not have it running during the day


    But anyway, thanks. Didn't realise Bittorrent can run in CUI.


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