What is torrent file?

Torrent file is a computer file that contains metadata about files and folders to be distributed, and usually also a list of the network locations of trackers, which are computers that help participants in the system find each other and form efficient distribution groups. A torrent file does not contain the content to be distributed; it only contains information about those files, such as their names, sizes, folder structure, and cryptographic hash values for verifying file integrity.
Torrent files are normally named with the extension .torrent, as in MyFile.torrent. Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrent_file

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