Sunday 19 December 2010

Associate magnet links to any application on Ubuntu

This is one of those things that I've meaning to do for a while. This will work with any torrent client that supports magnet links. I use ktorrent which for me is the best out there.

Enter this into the terminal:
$ gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/command "ktorrent %i -caption "%c" %u"
Change what is comas with your preferred torrent client.
$ gconftool-2 -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/needs_terminal false -t bool
$ gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/enabled true

If you entered the above correcly you will end up with a new entry in gconf-editor like so:

Remember that mangnet links take a little longer to start downloading, just be patient.
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