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rTorrentWeb bolts a sexy(ish) web UI onto the popular Linux torrent client

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http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Utilities, Linux, Open Source Before I start: this is for Linux. Specifically, it's for Ubuntu and Debian, but it'll probably work on other Linux distros if you know what you're doing. With that out the way, I give you rTorrentWeb, the best BitTorrent client for Linux. If you've heard of rTorrent, you've probably guessed what this is: a Web GUI layer for rTorrent. If you haven't heard of it, which is really unlikely, rTorrent is a command-line interface BitTorrent tool. rTorrentWeb basically straps a PHP-enabled web server to rTorrent. In this case Lighttpd is used, but you could use an existing Apache installation if you like. After you install rTorrent, 'screen' (isn't this installed on every Linux system by default?), and a web browser, you need to install rTorrentWeb itself. This basically uses rTorrent's XMLRPC to hook in and provide you with a nice Web-based user interface. Take a look at the full installation instructions if you want to give it a go -- it's fairly early days for the rTorrentWeb guys, as you can see, but they've just reached version 1.0 Beta! Hooray!rTorrentWeb bolts a sexy(ish) web UI onto the popular Linux torrent client originally appeared on Download Squad on Wed, 06 Jan 2010 09:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments (General)