Notify of rtorrent events, through RSS or IRC (using Irker)
rtorrent-notify aims to be a very simple tool to notify users of rtorrent-related events. It can actually be used for other kind of events, being mostly generic.
If you upgrade from rtorrent2rss, the event database will get erased because of format incompatibilities.
argparse (or Python 2.7).
An irkerd server running on localhost (optional, only if you want IRC notifications)
Add this to your .rtorrent.rc:
system.method.set_key = event.download.finished,rtnfy_finished,"execute=~/rtorrent-notify/rtorrent-notify,FINISH,$d.get_base_path=" system.method.set_key = event.download.inserted_new,rtnfy_inserted,"execute=~/rtorrent-notify/rtorrent-notify,INSERT,$d.get_name="
For older versions of rtorrent (pre 0.8.4):
on_finished = rtnfy_finished,"execute=~/rtorrent-notify/rtorrent-notify,FINISH,$d.get_base_path=" on_start = rtnfy_started,"execute=~/rtorrent-notify/rtorrent-notify,START,$d.get_name="
Unless you specify their location, the files (rtorrent-notify.db and rtorrent-notify.xml) will be written in the home directory. Start rtorrent-notify -h for more details.
Yes, it is that unreadable. FINISH and START are just strings, you can change them.
There are other events you might be interested in. As there is no documentation, you can try to grep for event. in rtorrent’s source code.
get_base_path doesn’t work with the “inserted” event, you can use get_name instead.
You will find a list of properties to use in ui/download.cc
Complete help for the rtorrent-notify command is available by running rtorrent-notify -h.
Advanced usage with some options would be:
The target RSS feed is changed from the default.
This also sends a notification to the freenode nick mynick. -n is used instead of -i irc://chat.freenode.net/mynick,isnick as the , character is already used by rtorrent’s config.
Notifications to channels could be sent by -i irc://chat.freenode.net/mychannel.
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