Here’s a step further into my setup of rtorrent. It’s getting nasty to get one directory stuffed with both files and torrents. So it would be nice to split both into a temporary directory and a finished one.
Simply add a line to your ~./rtorrent.rc file (for, 0.8.4+, taken from here)
system.method.set_key = event.download.finished,move_complete,"execute=mv,-u,$d.get_base_path=,~/Download/;d.set_directory=~/Download/"
Then reload the settings within rtorrent (restarting will kill your current session).
Ctrl+X to open command mode import=~/.rtorrent.rc
Besides, some more useful shortcuts (^ = Ctrl)
1 - 7 Change view. ^S Start download. ^D Stop an active download, or remove a stopped download (press twice to remove in one step ;) ^K Close a torrent and its files. ^R Initiate hash check of torrent. ^O Change the destination directory of the download. The torrent must be closed. ^X Call commands or change settings. ^B Set download to perform initial seeding. Only use when you are the first and only seeder so far for the download. + | - Change the priority of the download. backspace Add torrent using an URL or file path. Use tab to view directory content and do auto-complete.
1 - main 2 - name 3 - started 4 - stopped 5 - complete 6 - incomplete 7 - hashing 8 - seeding 9 - active