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Command line torrent searcher

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Mariner is a command line torrent searcher. It offers a simple interface for streamlined experience. No more annoying ads and pop-up windows.

It is currently under heavy development, so expect breaking changes. Currently only works in Linux, but any contributions in this regard are welcome.


  • Search for torrents on Distrowatch, Linuxtracker, KickAssTorrents, PirateBay, TokyoTosho and more.
  • Automatically get a working proxy for trackers that have them.
  • Download torrent files and copy magnet links to clipboard.
  • Open torrents in your default torrent application.
  • Show torrent details.
  • Asynchronous I/O for better responsiveness.

Mariner demonstration


Mariner requires Python 3.5 or newer to run.

Python package

You can easily install Mariner using pip. This is the preferred method:

pip3 install mariner


Alternatively, to get the latest development version, you can clone this repository and then manually install it:

git clone
cd mariner
python3 install


There is now also a Docker image available for Mariner, although I haven't tested it extensively. You can run it with the following command:

docker run [options] [arguments]


You can also try the Mariner snap from snap store. Its in its, however, so do not be surprised by bugs. Install the snap by running:

snap install mariner --edge


Mariner supports both interactive and non-interactive modes. To see the list of commands, simply type:

mariner help

In order to start Mariner in interactive mode, run it without any arguments:


Then search for Ubuntu torrents:

(mariner) search Ubuntu -t linuxtracker

and download the first result on the list:

(mariner) download 0

Alternatively, copy the magnet link to clipboard:

(mariner) magnet 0

Or open it in your torrent application:

(mariner) open 0

And quit the program:

(mariner) quit

For more information, check the documentation.


  • Add more trackers for searching
  • Support for MacOS and Windows


For information on how to contribute to the project, please check the Contributor's Guide


I do not want anyone to act in conflict with their local laws and I do not endorse any illegal activity. Some content in the search results provided be Mariner might be illegal in your country and it is up to you to check your local laws before using it. Neither I, nor Mariner can be held liable for any action taken against you as the result of using it.




GNU General Public License v3.0

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