rTorrent is a very cool torrent client used in *nix based systems. I have been using it on my Apple TV now for a few weeks with very good results.
Recently the weather here in St. Louis has been stormy and it knocked out my electricity. When the power came back on, I couldn’t get rTorrent started and I was getting this error:
rtorrent: Could not lock session directory: “/Users/frontrow/.rtorrent_session/”, held by “appletv:+189”.
The fix was pretty easy, I went into the .rtorrent_session directory and removed the rtorrent.lock file.
rm -f rtorrent.lock
That was all there was to it, once I removed the lock file I was able to start rTorrent.