aria2 can download torrent files, then their files


In this installment of things you already know, unless you don’t, you can provide Tatsuhiro Tsujikawa’s aria2 with a URL to a torrent file, and it will also download the files from the torrent:

For example, I can download NetBSD 9.2 by giving it the torrent file, instead of having to download it first:

$ aria2

I now have an ISO, not just a torrent file. Cool!

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