A simple BitTorrent client
Drench is a lightweight BitTorrent client written in Python. There are a couple of nice features, like the ability to download a subset of all the files in the torrent and exiting cleanly once the download is complete.
The client works with [vis](https://github.com/jefflovejapan/vis), a Twisted web server and D3.js visualization, to show what’s going on in the user’s file system while the download is taking place.
The preferred way to install Drench is with [pip](http://www.pip-installer.org/en/latest/installing.html), which will let you run the following command from the terminal:
pip install drench
Alternatively, you can clone the source and run the following:
python setup.py install
From the command line enter the following:
python -m drench ./mytorrent.torrent –port 8000 –visualizer 127.0.0.1:8002 –directory ~/Downloads/
./mytorrent.torrent: The path to your torrent file (required)
–port 8000: The port to use for BitTorrent traffic (optional)
–directory ~/Downloads: Where to save your download (optional)
–visualizer 127.0.0.1:8002: The address of your [vis](https://github.com/jefflovejapan/vis) server (optional)
Drench isn’t capable of downloading multiple torrents at once; just start up a second instance in another terminal instead.
You can use Drench to download torrent files from the small handful of sites I’ve tested on.
What doesn’t work: - Seeding - Magnet links - UDP-based handshake with tracker (which knocks out several of the biggest trackers)
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