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Script to clear finished torrents from transmission-daemon
# Clears finished downloads from Transmission.
# Version: 1.1
# Newest version can always be found at:
# Server string is resolved in this order:
# 1. TRANSMISSION_SERVER environment variable
# 2. Parameters passed to this script
# 3. Hardcoded string in this script (see below).
# Server string: "host:port --auth username:password"
SERVER="host:port --auth user:pass"
# Which torrent states should be removed at 100% progress.
DONE_STATES=("Seeding" "Stopped" "Finished" "Idle")
# Get the final server string to use.
if [[ -n "$TRANSMISSION_SERVER" ]]; then
echo -n "Using server string from the environment: "
elif [[ "$#" -gt 0 ]]; then
echo -n "Using server string passed through parameters: "
echo -n "Using hardcoded server string: "
echo "${SERVER: : 10}(...)" # Truncate to not print auth.
# Use transmission-remote to get the torrent list from transmission-remote.
TORRENT_LIST=$(transmission-remote $SERVER --list | sed -e '1d' -e '$d' | awk '{print $1}' | sed -e 's/[^0-9]*//g')
# Iterate through the torrents.
INFO=$(transmission-remote $SERVER --torrent "$TORRENT_ID" --info)
echo -e "Processing #$TORRENT_ID: \"$(echo "$INFO" | sed -n 's/.*Name: \(.*\)/\1/p')\"..."
# To see the full torrent info, uncomment the following line.
# echo "$INFO"
PROGRESS=$(echo "$INFO" | sed -n 's/.*Percent Done: \(.*\)%.*/\1/p')
STATE=$(echo "$INFO" | sed -n 's/.*State: \(.*\)/\1/p')
# If the torrent is 100% done and the state is one of the done states.
if [[ "$PROGRESS" == "100" ]] && [[ "${DONE_STATES[@]}" =~ "$STATE" ]]; then
echo "Torrent #$TORRENT_ID is done. Removing torrent from list."
transmission-remote $SERVER --torrent "$TORRENT_ID" --remove
echo "Torrent #$TORRENT_ID is $PROGRESS% done with state \"$STATE\". Ignoring."
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Most likely it was:


Good catch. This was a typo. I just corrected it in the original comment.

The script also applies to Transmission (vanilla):

Glad it works for you. I've had this script running on my setup for roughly 2 years without issue.

PS. For me it was crontab -e

Ah yes, I copied the terminal output after the fact (crontab -l) rather than document how to actually edit it. 🙃

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