Deleting Torrents with CLI

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Deleting Torrents with CLI

Postby brisdude » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:25 pm

I am deleting torrents as part of a shell script with the following line:

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/usr/local/Cellar/transmission/2.94/bin/transmission-remote -n admin:admin -t $REF -r | tr -d "\n");

($REF is the torrent id to be deleted and I am piping to tr to strip the newline character.)

I test whether this works with:

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if [ "$returnString" == 'localhost:9091/transmission/rpc/ responded: "success"' ]
   then ... ;

Even when the deletion is successful, next time the script is run it often finds the same torrent/s still running and so it deletes them again.

Apart from checking the return string, can anyone tell me a way to determine whether the torrent has actually been successfully deleted please?

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