Torrench is a tool command line based that can be used to search and download torrents. It can be done from different hosting websites. This torrent search tool is not limited to Linux. It is also available for Windows and macOS. Torrench is a combination of the words Torrent + Search.
Torrench allows us to search and download a torrent file from the Internet. There are different sources available, although the developers have promised to add more websites to this list:
- The pirate bay
To install Torrench and download torrents using terminal on macOS or Linux, we need have python 3 pre-installed. For Windows, no additional packages are required to be installed.
Installing Torrench on Linux and macOS
On Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE, etc., users can install torrench using pip. In case pip is not installed, this is how we can do it on Ubuntu or similar systems. Same commands can also be used to install Torrench on macOS.
sudo apt-get install python3 pip
After that, we can install Torrench using pip by running this command:
$ sudo python3 -m pip install --upgrade torrench
Installing Torrench on Windows
Installing Torrench on Windows is very simple. You just have to download the .exe file using this link and install it.
Configuration on Linux devices
To finish the configuration the configuration and be able to download torrents using the terminal, we must place a config.ini file in the $ HOME / .config / torrench location. To do this you have to download the file from here. We copy the file as follows:
$ cp -v ~/Downloads/config.ini $HOME/.config/torrench
In case the path is not defined, we can create the directory using this command:
$ mkdir $HOME/.config/torrench
Settings on macOS devices
In macOS, we can copy the config.ini file in the $ XDG_CONFIG_HOME / torrench / folder as follows:
$ cp ~ / Downloads / config.ini ~ / .config / torrench /
In the case that $ XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not defined, we create the torrench directory with this command:
$ mkdir ~ / .config / torrench /
Configuration on Windows devices
First, we need create the directories required. We take a look at this path and create the missing directories: C: Users . Config torrench
After that we copy the config.ini file to this path. That’s it.
How to use it to find and download files?
Before we see how to use Torrench utility to search torrent files and download them, we have to enable it. To do this, open the copied config.ini file and set enable = 1 at the end of the file. Save and exit. To use this function, we must open terminal or the command prompt and use the torrench command followed by the search term.
Searching in Linux Tracker
It works on many Linux distributions in an organized fashion. We can also search using categories:
$ torrench "SEARCH_STRING"
Looking for Distrowatch
$ torrench -d "SEARCH_STRING"
Looking for The Pirate Bay
$ torrench -t "SEARCH_STRING"
Looking for KickassTorrents
$ torrench -k "SEARCH_STRING"
Looking for SkyTorrents
$ torrench -s "SEARCH_STRING"