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I have to download a large-size torrent file but I have to download it at a specific interval of time.

I need an application that has the ability to start/stop the download in a torrent file in a preconfigured specific interval of time. That is, I want the file to start downloading at 12 a.m for e.g and pause at 6 a.m each day.

It should:

  • Work for utorrent (Windows 8) or transmission (Ubuntu)
  • Be free, or at least have a trial period with complete functionality (I'm going to use it only for once.)
  • You could just make a macro to do it for you, just an idea – Tom Jul 27 '15 at 18:48
  • (Vuze has so many more features than utorrent) – Franck Dernoncourt Jul 27 '15 at 18:59
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    On Ubuntu (and other Linuxes), that's called Cron – and you create two jobs: one starts the torrent application at 12am, and the other "kills" it at 6 am :) – Izzy Jul 27 '15 at 19:46
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    Yup, that’s how I would do it too. But, for those who insist on doing it withing the Torrent Client, with a nice API, there is explanation, with screenshots, of how to do it on 6 different clients at raymond.cc/blog/… Btw, I am sure that this answers the question, but am reluctant to post an answer as I simply Googled for it. Otoh, if an answer is posted & awarded it will help others in future. What do you think? – Mawg Jul 28 '15 at 8:17
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You can do this in utorrent itself:

press Shift+P and then select Scheduler, then click enable scheduling. After that you can play with boxes to set when it should stop and when it should start. That's all!

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BitTornado is pure Python library written by John Hoffman - I am sure that you could make use of it and a few lines of python plus a cron task to kick it off. Unfortunately I cannot get to the documentation on it to tell you how as it is blocked from my current location.

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