BTMAKEMETAFILE(1)           General Commands Manual          BTMAKEMETAFILE(1)

       btmakemetafile - program to generate torrent info files for bittorrent

       btmakemetafile file tracker_announce_address [ option ... ]

       This manual page documents briefly the btmakemetafile command.  This
       manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the
       original program does not have a manual page.

       btmakemetafile is a program that generates the torrent info files which
       are distributed to bittorrent clients (usually via the WWW) in order to
       inform them where the designated tracker for the torrent is located,
       and to allow them to verify the file's contents.

       btmakemetafile takes two arguments.  Both are required.  The first is
       the file that the torrent info file will be generated for.  The second
       is the "announce" address of a tracker (ex.

       --piece_size_pow2 arg
              which power of 2 to set the piece size to (default: 18)

       bittorrent-downloader(1), btrename(1), btreannounce(1), bttrack(1).

       This manual page was written by Michael Janssen <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                  Jan 18 2003                BTMAKEMETAFILE(1)