btreannounce — change the announce address of a torrent file
btreannounce trackerURL file
This manual page documents briefly the btreannounce
This manual page was written for the Debian
distribution because the
original program does not have a manual page.
is a program which will change the announce address of a
existing torrent file. The already existing torrent specified by the
argument will be modified to use the new announce url given by the
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options
starting with two dashes (`--'). A summary of options is included below.
- --announce_list announceURLlist
- a list of announce URLs. This is an optional list of
redundant/backup tracker URLs. The format of announceURLlist is as
- URL[,URL ...][|URL[,URL ...]
- where the URLs separated by commas are tried randomly, then
the groups of URLs separated by pipes are tried in sequential order. If
this option is omitted, it is assumed you don't want an announce_list
field in the metafile. If announce_list is given, clients which support it
will ignore the trackerURL value. (defaults to '')
These examples show how to use the --announce_list option in a few scenarios.
Try the three trackers (1-3) in sequential order:
btreannounce trackerURL file --announce_list http://track1.com|http://track2.com|http://track3.com
Try the three trackers (1-3) in a randomly selected order:
btreannounce trackerURL file --announce_list http://track1.com,http://track2.com,http://track3.com
Try the main tracker (1) first, then try the two backups (2 and 3) randomly:
btreannounce trackerURL file --announce_list http://track1.com|http://track2.com,http://track3.com
This manual page was written by Cameron Dale <email@example.com> (based
on the original man pages written by Micah Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
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