I’ve recently discovered the joy of screen. For non-techies it’s a cool little program that means I can log on to my server, start something, log off, and then log back on and pick up exactly where I left off. I can even leave things running while I log off and they’re still running when I log back on (very cool!).
I set out on a mission to find a command line torrent client and my mission was answered in rTorrent. The combination of the two allows me to download torrents from my server with minimal hassle. I can log in occasionally and check on progress, meanwhile the machine works away continuously. Genius. 🙂