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What is it?

ruTorrent (by Novik) is a front-end for the popular, lightweight, and extensible BitTorrent client rtorrent (by Jari Sundell aka rakshasa).

Note: public trackers are disabled by default in the standard install. Refer to the FAQ for instructions on re-enabling them.

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1. URL

  • To access ruTorrent, visit https://rutorrent._yourdomain.com_

2. Basics


The setup for Sonarr, Radarr, and Lidarr are done on their respective wiki pages.

3. Enable AutoUnpack

AutoUnpack is a plugin that will automatically unrar/unzip torrent data.

This will allow Sonarr/Radarr/Lidarr to import the media files that would otherwise be ignored. After Sonarr and Radarr import the media files, Torrent Cleanup Script will then delete the extracted media files and ruTorrent will continue to seed the torrents (until they are either removed manually or automatically via ruTorrent's Ratio Group rules).

To enable AutoUnpack:

  1. Open "Settings" by clicking the gear icon at the top

  2. Go to "Unpack" on the left.

  3. Check "Enable autounpacking if torrents label matches filter" and add the following:

  1. Leave the other fields blank.

  2. Your settings will now look like this:

  1. Click "OK".

3. Custom Plugins and Themes

You can have custom plugins and themes imported during Docker container rebuild. Just place them in the following paths:


And then restart the Docker container:

docker restart rutorrent