MAGNET is an open URI-scheme and supporting practices/code for enabling seamless integration between websites and locally-running utilities, such as file-management tools. Here's an example of what a MAGNET URI could look like:
Numerous other forms are possible -- "magnet:" URIs are not just to pass URN-based names. See the draft overview/spec for details.


"Magnet" and "Magnet-URI", in the context of resource identifiers and clickable links, are trademarks of the MAGNET-URI project, but blanket permission is granted to freely use these terms to describe software and content faithfully implementing the MAGNET specifications.
Some software that handles MAGNET URIs:
Some websites that publish MAGNET URIs:
Other relevant links: Comments and other contributions welcome to the discussion group.
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