Name

basic.pl - Very basic BitTorrent client

SYNOPSIS

basic.pl [options] [file ...]

 Options:
   -torrent         .torrent file to load
   -port            port number opened to incoming connections
   -store           base directory to store downloaded files
   -skip_hashcheck  skip integrity check at start
   -help            brief help message
   -man             full documentation

Options

-torrent

Open this .torrent file.

You may pass several -torrent parameters and load more than one .torrent session.

-port

Port number opened to the world for incoming connections. This defaults to 0 and lets IO::Socket bind to a random, unused port.

-store

Relative or absolute directory to store downloaded files. All files will be downloaded using this as the base directory. Single file torrents will go directly into this directory, multifile torrents will create a directory within this and download there. By default, this is the current working directory.

-skip_hashcheck

If found, the files will not be checked for integrity and we assume that we have none of the data of this torrent.

-help

Print a brief help message and exit.

-man

Print the manual page and exit.

Description

This is a very basic demonstration of a full Net::BitTorrent-based client.