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Rick1
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Batch change tracker information

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Running Transmission 2.33 (12565)

I know it is possible to change individual tracker information with +/- buttons.
Is there any way to change a very large batch of torrents at one time?

Thanks for any help with this problem.
Rick1
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Re: Batch change tracker information

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Does this mean that there is no way to batch change torrents, or am I not asking the question in the correct way?
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livings124
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Re: Batch change tracker information

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To add a massive amount of trackers, make a list of them in a text editor, with one on each line. You can then copy-paste onto each torrent (one torrent at a time) to mass add them.

You can also copy trackers with the standard copy command from the tracker table and then paste them onto the tracker table for other torrents.
Rick1
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Re: Batch change tracker information

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Thank you for your reply livings124.

Perhaps I was not clear enough in what I need to do.

I do not want to add a massive amount of trackers to one torrent, per your instructions.

I want to add one tracker to a massive amount of torrents all at once, instead of having to add it to each individual torrent one at a time.
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Re: Batch change tracker information

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Paste, down-arrow, past, down-arrow, etc.
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Re: Batch change tracker information

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I'm sorry, but I do not understand your cryptic instructions.

Paste what? What down arrow?

Also, any instruction that includes "etc" does not seem to match my desire to do all at once, not each one individually.

Please enlighten me.
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Re: Batch change tracker information

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You cannot do it all at once, the best you can do is per-torrent with the initial directions I gave.
Rick1
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Re: Batch change tracker information

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Thank you livings124.

I will keep checking back in the hope that this particular problem has been solved.
MisterE
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Re: Batch change tracker information

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Please, please add this functionality, it's not needed often but when you do need it it's really important!!
MisterE wrote: I recently had to change my passkey with a tracker that I'm seeding hundreds, nearly 1,000, torrents on. I could find no way to change the tracker / announce URL for a group of torrents in one action. I had to do it manually for each one, very tedious.
I think I was using 2.6 or the version just before the 2.6 release, 2.53 maybe?
Please add this functionality if it is not too difficult.

Thank you!!
MisterE
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Re: Batch change tracker information

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Bump. Does nobody care about this issue?
Rick1
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It has been almost two years since I first asked about being able to add one tracker announce into multiple torrents.

At the time the answer was no, but now it can be done on uTorrent by selecting multiple torrents, right click on them, select properties, then copy paste one tracker announce url into resulting window which adds it to all selected torrents at one time.

Despite not being able to find anything beside this old post of mine during search, I am hoping this feature has been added to newer versions of Transmission.
OR perhaps a script is available now.

Still using version 2.33 (12565) which still does everything else I need, including seeding thousands of torrents with no problems, so have no reason to upgrade unless the needed feature has been added.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Rick1
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Re: Batch change tracker information

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There have been 124 views, zero replies since May 31, 2013.

It might help if anyone who reads this, and agrees it is a needed feature would add their comments.

Will 'The Team/Staff' please leave a reply stating their opinion whether this feature will ever be implemented either through internal application code or external script, OR if it is technically impossible ?

Or at least indicate that someone who can actually make changes has read this and might be considering doing so.

Thanks again for any help.
MisterE
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Re: Batch change tracker information

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Yes please do reply and thank you Rick for keeping this alive.

I understad this feature is probably not needed by most users but, when you're seeding thousands of torrents and need to change a passkey or tracker it's very very painful as it is.

Would the implementation be difficult?

Thanks so much!
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