Torrent file should replace magnet

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newacct
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Torrent file should replace magnet

Post by newacct » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:03 am

Currently, if I have a magnetized transfer, and I open a torrent file with the same hash, it just pops up an alert that tells me that "A transfer of *** already exists", and does not load the torrent metadata from the torrent file.

I believe that, since the point of a magnetized transfer is to get the torrent metadata, if I happen to open the torrent file for that torrent, it should replace the magnetized transfer with the torrent metadata from the torrent file, since we already have it so we don't need to get it anymore, and we can start downloading based on the torrent metadata.

Currently, one workaround is to manually delete the magnetized transfer with the same hash as the torrent file, and then open the torrent file, at which point Transmission will load the torrent metadata from the torrent file. But it makes no sense that I have to delete a transfer in order to be able to get the transfer to a better state (the state of having the metadata).

Kdobrev
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Re: Torrent file should replace magnet

Post by Kdobrev » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:41 pm

I agree here.

killemov
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Re: Torrent file should replace magnet

Post by killemov » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:52 am

+1

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