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Re: Collapsing DVD and CD torrents into one



On Fri, 2008-10-17 at 14:27 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-10-17 at 16:42 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > Then why don't you tell us what one can use from the cmdline as easily as
> > bittorrent-curses?
> > 
> > I agree with seth: mindlessness.  How am I going to explain to a friend of
> > mine who wants to download Fedora then?  "Take the torrent from the site, but
> > then only download the file with dvd in the name".
> 
> Mindless and commandline don't often go hand in hand (:
> 
> The way it works for me is I click on a torrent file that's offered via
> a webpage, like get.fedoraproject.org .  This opens up Transmission,
> which shows me a window with all the files in the torrent, boxes
> pre-checked by them.  I uncheck what I don't want to download and hit
> "add".  Transmission starts downloading the content and life is good.
> 
> We can reduce the number of links offered to users on download pages,
> simplify the instructions, and have a better end user experience.
> 
> I'd imagine other desktops have similar workflows when dealing with
> torrent files, I'd think resorting to the command line to deal with them
> would be a last resort for the people who need help getting Fedora
> downloaded.

someone asks me how to do it I can paste the command in that does the
whole thing.

-sv



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