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autodl-irssi is a plugin for irssi that monitors IRC announce channels and downloads torrent files based on user-defined filters.

Initial Setup#

First you must connect to your slot via ssh. If you need help connecting to the server, please read the help article here.

Installing autodl is easy. Simply issue the following command:

box install autodl

This command will configure autodl and the associated ruTorrent plugin.

How to Access#

Autodl is a plugin for the console IRC client, irssi. Thus, autodl doesn't have a graphical user interface of its own. You can either add rules with the ruTorrent plugin (the only GUI option), or write them by hand in the file: ~/.autodl/autodl.cfg

You can attach directly to the running irssi screen with:

screen -r irssi

To detach again, press: control-a, control-d

Service Management#

Like all box configured applications, you can manage autodl via SSH with box with start, stop, restart, enable and disable commands.

box start autodl


Configuration options for the GUI client can be found here. The options will be found under the header "Usage".

If you don't want to use the ruTorrent plugin and would prefer to configure the configuration files by hand, you can read the autodl-irssi documentation for an in-depth review of the available options.