rtGui – a web based front end for rTorrent

rtGui – a web based front end for rTorrent

rtGui is a web based front end for rTorrent – the Linux command line BitTorrent client. It’s written in PHP and uses XML-RPC to communicate with the rTorrent client.

For more information on rTorrent, see the home page: https://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/


  • List all torrent downloads or by started/stopped/complete/incomplete/seeding status.
  • Ajax-style refresh information without reloading page.
  • Sort view by any of the displayed columns.
  • View detailed torrent information.
  • Stop/start/hash-check torrent.
  • Set upload/download speed cap.
  • Add torrents by URL.
  • Upload torrent to rtorrent watch-directory.
  • Set priority per torrent or file.
  • Peer listing.
  • RSS Feed of completed torrents (rssfeed.php).
  • Does not require mySQL or any other database.
  • Bulk Stop/Start/Delete/Priority set.
  • Tracker URL display with configurable colouring.
  • Integrated RSS News Feed reader – download torrents directly to rTorrent (still work-in-progress).



The project code is hosted on Google Code, or is available in ‘most’ Linux repositories (Debian, Ubuntu, Redhat, SuSE) for quick and easy installation.

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