rTorrent is a text-based ncurses BitTorrent client written in C++, based on the libTorrent libraries for UNIX (which is not the libtorrent library developed by Arvid Norberg), "with a focus on high performance and good code".
rTorrent uses ncurses and is suitable for use with screen or dtach. It supports saving of sessions and allows the user to add and remove torrents. It also supports partial downloading of multi-file torrents. In the release of rTorrent-0.7.0 support for BitTorrent protocol encryption is also implemented. PEX, DHT and initial seeding were recently implemented in rTorrent.