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Simple torrent client on top of libtorrent rasterbar

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Stupid, simple torrent client built on top of libtorrent python binding.

Let you add torrents files and magnet and receive libtorrent alerts. That’s all !

  • Free software: WTFPL


  • TODO

Full example

This example show how to add a magnet uri and how to create an alert handler.

Alert handler methods sould be named ‘on_ALERT’, with ALERT the type of alert to handle.

All methods will receive the session as first argument and the alert as the second.

Please note that this example is not exhaustive.

# coding: utf-8
import sys
import os
import time
import logging

from sstc.sstc import TorrentClient

logger = logging.getLogger(__name__)

class AlertHandler(object):
    def on_torrent_added_alert(self, session, alert):

    def on_state_changed_alert(self, session, alert):

    def on_torrent_resumed_alert(self, session, alert):

    def on_torrent_checked_alert(self, session, alert):
        handler = alert.handle
        info = handler.get_torrent_info()
        files = info.files()
        # Do something with torrent infos, like filter files to download
        # torrent was added paused, we resume it

    def on_torrent_finished_alert(self, session, alert):
        # if you want to remove the torrent immediately :

    def on_piece_finished_alert(self, session, alert):
        handler = alert.handle

    def on_block_finished_alert(self, session, alert):
        handler = alert.handle

    def on_file_completed_alert(self, session, alert):
        handler = alert.handle
        info = handler.get_torrent_info()
        f = info.file_at(alert.index)
        logger.debug("%s : completed", f.path)

def main():
    # starts client with 100Mib/s download limit
    # and 10Mib/s uploadlimit
    client = TorrentClient(
        download_rate_limit=100 << 20,
        upload_rate_limit=10 << 20,

    # start client alert dispatcher

        # support local torrentfile
        # also magnet url
        # also from http/https url

        for item in to_download:
            client.add(item, is_paused=True, alert_handler=AlertHandler())

        # Blocking loop

    except (KeyboardInterrupt, Exception) as e:

if __name__ == "__main__":


0.1.0 (2015-01-11)

  • First release on PyPI.

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