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emule-edonkey that is scriptable?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:03 pm
by zbeast
I'm looking for a version of emule-edonkey that is scriptable.
One that will do simi automatic downloads .

it will take a list of files your looking and preform a search
then try to download them.

I have a 11gig worth of files I need to replace as the original torrent is long gone so i'll have to build it file by file
myself.
I know I seem to always be on this site but really i'm traveling around and during my down time I log in to post.
trying to download 11 gig's of files one file at a time is more trouble than it's worth but I got to do it.

If this does not already exist I can write it but I would rather save the time.

Re: emule edonkey

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:31 am
by rsrikanth05
since emule is open-source, maybe oyu could modify emule?

Re: emule edonkey

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:01 am
by Ratt
zbeast wrote:it will take a list of files your looking and preform a search
then try to download them.


If you could script that, the biggest issue would probably be: how does it filter out the fakes? If what you're looking for is fairly popular, you can bet that the results with the most sources would be from those jokers who keep attaching the names of random popular files to the files that they WANT to spread around the network.

Thus, IMO, you would end up with 11gb of files that are mostly porn rather than the files you were asking for (assuming that you are not looking for porn in this case :mrgreen: )

Re: emule-edonkey that is scriptable?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:01 pm
by James R. Bath
MLdonkey and its plugins seems like the most likely candidate. If you want something relatively small that performs well and is stable, go with eMule beba. Most eMule versions can be controlled remotely by enabling the "Web Interface" in options. It can be run as a service or automatically on startup if the computer gets rebooted/crashes fairly often. There's some command line options too, though I'm not sure how much can be scripted. The best place to ask this question is probably on the eMule help and Mod forums (even if it's not possible on the standard eMule version, there may be a custom mod built precisely for scripting):
http://forum.emule-project.net/index.php?showforum=3
http://forum.emule-project.net/index.php?showforum=15

If the file hashes are known in advance, then dealing with fakes isn't a problem. Filenames alone will need to be close to unique without acquiring lots of files that you'll have to review, though if the scripting options include all the regular search options you can at least limit it by specifying the file type and min/max size you expect a smaller set of matches. Using NOT in the search to exclude DRM extensions and extensions frequently used for fakes and malware will help too. My personal favorite for video files:
NOT wmv NOT asf NOT mpg