Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#1021 closed Enhancement (invalid)

setting "download" and "priority" *outside* the GUI

Reported by: jidanni Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone: None Set
Component: CLI Version: 1.21
Severity: Normal Keywords:


Gentlemen, let's say there's a torrent with 1898 different files in it.

One would go nuts trapped inside the GUI trying to checkmark a certain few boxes.

One needs a way to set "download" and "priority" fields outside the GUI.

One is pleased that there are lots of parts of transmission one can use in batch mode outside the GUI, but the project won't be complete until all functionality can also be done outside the GUI (and without needing to hack "Resume" files by hand.)

OK, so how to set "download" and "priority" fields outside the GUI? Perhaps add a program:

$ cat wants
0 1 The Nurdsburgs/I'm a nurd
1 0 The Turdsburgs/I'm a turd
1 0 The Fartsburgs/I'm a fart
$ transmission-checkmark my.torrent < wants

Here the user has prefixed the values of download and priority he
wants to the exact names as gotten from transmissioncli --info.

--verbose output could be:
2 out of 168 files settings were changed

An error could be:
Error: "The Fartsburgs/I'm a fart" does not exist in my.torrent

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by charles

I don't think I'd download that torrent to start with.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by charles

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Such a script is so incredibly narrowly-focused that it would only be useful in very, very narrow situations like the one you described... so most people would never use it, if they even knew it existed.

On top of that the user must remember the arbitrary file format, and type in the subfolder and filename exactly right or the batch operation will fail.

I don't think this is the right approach.

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