DISCLAIMER First of all, lets get this out of the way; Don’t use torrents for downloading copyright protected material.
Pushover makes it easy to send real-time notifications to your Android and iOS devices.
You need to go and make an account and set up Pushover on your device. Once you have done that, create a new Application get get a unique API Token/Key.
You should be able to test your setup by modifying the following command with your own credentials. The command makes a POST request to the Pushover API.
curl -s -F "token=3847ckdjJfu49djHfiWyejnd27839F" -F "user=83Jd93Ldur2djk4yhfye844wjd3Jh4" -F "message=Hello World" https://api.pushover.net/1/messages.json
The result should be a message on your device (Phone).
The script is made in Python and is really really simple. All you need to do is replace your information in the beginning.
#!/usr/bin/env python TOKEN = "3847ckdjJfu49djHfiWyejnd27839F" USER = "83Jd93Ldur2djk4yhfye844wjd3Jh4" DEVICE = "My Nexus 5" import urllib, urllib2 from os import environ def notify(message): mydata=[ ('token', TOKEN), ('user', USER), ('device', DEVICE), ('message', message) ] req=urllib2.Request('https://api.pushover.net/1/messages.json', urllib.urlencode(mydata)) req.add_header("Content-type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded") return urllib2.urlopen(req).read() if __name__ == "__main__": notify(environ['TR_TORRENT_NAME'])
That’s it. Thats all there is to it. No one said it would be difficult. Now all we need to do is make Transmission execute the script upon finish. I have saved the file at
/var/lib/transmission-daemon/script-torrent-done, but you can save it whereever. Just make sure it’s executable, by running the following command:
chmod +x /var/lib/transmission-daemon/script-torrent-done
You should be able to receive a “Hello World” message on your mobile device by running the script like so:
TR_TORRENT_NAME="Hello World" /var/lib/transmission-daemon/script-torrent-done
Installing Transmission is beyond the scope of this post. I expect that you already have a working installation. What we need to do is to edit Transmissions configuration file. Remember to stop the program/daemon first. Otherwise it will discard your changes.
What you need to do is set the following two settings in the configuration file.
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"script-torrent-done-enabled": true, "script-torrent-done-filename": "/var/lib/transmission-daemon/script-torrent-done"