btreannounce.bittornado(1)  General Commands Manual btreannounce.bittornado(1)

       btreannounce — change the announce address of a torrent file

       btreannounce  trackerURL file [file ...]  [--announce_list

       This manual page documents briefly the btreannounce command.

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

       btreannounce is a program which will change the announce address of a
       existing torrent file. The already existing torrent specified by the
       file argument will be modified to use the new announce url given by the
       trackerURL argument.

       These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two dashes (`--').  A summary of options is
       included below.

       --announce_list announceURLlist
                 a list of announce URLs. This is an optional list of
                 redundant/backup tracker URLs. The format of announceURLlist
                 is as follows:

                 URL[,URL ...][|URL[,URL ...] ...]

                 where the URLs separated by commas are tried randomly, then
                 the groups of URLs separated by pipes are tried in sequential
                 order.  If this option is omitted, it is assumed you don't
                 want an announce_list field in the metafile.  If
                 announce_list is given, clients which support it will ignore
                 the trackerURL value. (defaults to '')

       These examples show how to use the --announce_list option in a few

       Try the three trackers (1-3) in sequential order:

       btreannounce trackerURL file --announce_list||

       Try the three trackers (1-3) in a randomly selected order:

       btreannounce trackerURL file --announce_list,,

       Try the main tracker (1) first, then try the two backups (2 and 3)

       btreannounce trackerURL file --announce_list|,

       btcopyannounce(1), btrename(1), btsethttpseeds(1), btshowmetainfo(1),

       This manual page was written by Cameron Dale <>
       (based on the original man pages written by Micah Anderson
       <>) for the Debian system (but may be used by others).
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       under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any
       later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

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       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.