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Automate management of torrents and files on Put.IO.

Project description automator

A suite of commands for managing torrents, transfers and files on Put.IO

Configure Sickrage to use a Torrent black hole folder. Configure this application to monitor that folder and download to the same folder used for post-processing in Sickrage.

Note Version 2 drops Docker and RPi support. The application should still run just fine in both contexts; however it is no longer directly supported. Also, support for Python 2 has been dropped.

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Install the putio-automator package locally for your user. System-wide installation is not supported.

pip install --user putio-automator

This will install a new command-line utility putio in $HOME/.local/bin. Ensure it's on your path:

echo 'PATH=$HOME/.local/bin:$PATH' >> .profile # or .bashrc or .zshrc, ymmv


Initialize the application with a basic configuration locally for your user:

putio config init

This will interactively prompt you with some questions about where files should be stored, and your Put.IO OAuth Token.

To get an OAuth Token register your application on Put.IO, and copy the OAuth Token (found under the key icon).

NB The directories entered must be writable by the user running the application.

Check that the connection is working:

putio account info

You should see a JSON packet with information about your account. If not, check your OAuth Token is correct.

To help you debug config issues, show the current config:

putio config show

Regular usage


Watch configured directory for torrents and add to Put.IO:

putio torrents watch [-a] [-p PARENT_ID]
  • -a, --add_existing Add existing torrents first.
  • -p PARENT_ID, --parent_id PARENT_ID Parent folder to add files to.

Add existing torrents to Put.IO:

putio torrents add [-p PARENT_ID]
  • -p PARENT_ID, --parent_id PARENT_ID Parent folder to add files to.


List files on Put.IO:

putio files list [-p PARENT_ID]
  • -p PARENT_ID, --parent_id PARENT_ID Parent folder to list files from.

Download files from Put.IO to configured downloads directory:

putio files download [-l LIMIT] [-c CHUNK_SIZE] [-p PARENT_ID]
  • -l LIMIT, --limit LIMIT Maximum number of files to download in one go.
  • -c CHUNK_SIZE, --chunk_size CHUNK_SIZE Defaults to 256kb.
  • -p PARENT_ID, --parent_id PARENT_ID Parent folder to download files from.
  • -f FOLDER, --folder FOLDER Folder in the downloads directory download to.


List transfers on Put.IO:

putio transfers list

Cancel by status:

putio transfers cancel_by_status statuses
  • statuses Comma-delimited list of statuses.

Cancel completed transfers:

putio transfers cancel_completed

Cancel seeding transfers:

putio transfers cancel_seeding

Clean finished transfers:

putio transfers clean

Groom transfers (cancels seeding and completed transfers, and cleans afterwards):

putio transfers groom


The application records downloads in a SQLite database, so you don't inadvertently download the same file over and over when there's an error. This command clears the database record of a specific substring so you can download it again:

putio db forget name
  • name A substring found in the filename.

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