Feature request: an option to (manually) reset a torrent instead of remove and re-add

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tuxolero
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Feature request: an option to (manually) reset a torrent instead of remove and re-add

Post by tuxolero » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:13 am

Sometimes torrents get in "Error" state due to a removed file, a non-available file system, ...
In these cases, transmission suggests to remove and re-add the torrent. The problem: If the torrent was added using a magnet link, I also lose the metadata. Additionally, I lose all settings I changed in the torrent, e.g. individual download location, renamed files and so on.
I suggest a menu item "reset torrent" in the torrent's context menu. It should only reset the error status and the file progress, but leave settings (including file names) as changed by the user. I also think, the torrent should always be in "stopped" state after reset, so the user can fix things before starting it again.

cfpp2p
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Re: Feature request: an option to (manually) reset a torrent instead of remove and re-add

Post by cfpp2p » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm

https://github.com/transmission/transmission/issues/83

The reset you might refer to is might be as in my patch https://trac.transmissionbt.com/attachm ... ride.patch that resets the verified status, that is still very functional and well tested in my transmission fork https://github.com/cfpp2p/transmission

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killemov
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Re: Feature request: an option to (manually) reset a torrent instead of remove and re-add

Post by killemov » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:52 am

tuxolero wrote:If the torrent was added using a magnet link, I also lose the metadata. Additionally, I lose all settings I changed in the torrent, e.g. individual download location, renamed files and so on.
+1 for the reset feature. I have even implemented a workaround in Shift for this frustrating problem, but it still takes some work to set up. All the torrent files, including the ones resulting from a magnet, are stored on disk somewhere.

For Debian it's in:

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/var/lib/transmission-daemon/.config/transmission-daemon/torrents

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