Transmission::RPC

A simplistic Transmission RPC client for Ruby. It implements part of RPC 1.7.x.

You can:

  • Add a torrent by URL or file path
  • Start a torrent
  • Stop a torrent
  • Get all torrents
  • Delete torrents from Transmission and from disk

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'transmission-rpc'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install transmission-rpc

It depends on transmission-daemon. Install it from homebrew:

$ brew install transmission

transmission-daemon must be running, run it like so:

$ transmission-daemon

Usage

To add a torrent by URL or file path:

Transmission::RPC::Torrent + "http://example.com/url/to/torrent.torrent"

To add a torrent by metainfo:

require 'base64'
f = File.open "moo.torrent"
Transmission::RPC::Torrent.add({:metainfo => Base64.strict_encode(f.read)})

To set specific options for torrent file:

Transmission::RPC::Torrent.add({
  :filename => "http://example.com/url/to/torrent.torrent",
  :download_dir => "path/to/downloaded/files",
  :paused => true
})

To start all torrents:

Transmission::RPC::Torrent.start!

To stop all torrents:

Transmission::RPC::Torrent.stop!

To get all torrents:

Transmission.torrents

To start a specific torrent:

Transmission.torrents.first.start!

To stop a specific torrent:

Transmission.torrents.first.stop!

To move an existing torrent:

Transmission.torrents.first.move! '/path/to/new/location'

To delete a torrent:

Transmission.torrents.first.delete!

To delete a torrent and delete the contents from disk:

Transmission.torrents.first.delete!(true)