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Transmission daemon

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If you want the transmission bittorrent client to run as a daemon, so you don’t have to stay logged in, here’s how:

  • sudo aptitude install transmission-daemon
  • sudo service transmission-daemon stop
  • sudo vi /var/lib/transmission-daemon/info/settings.json and modify “download-dir”, “rpc-username”, “rpc-password”
  • sudo service transmission-daemon start
  • go to http://localhost:9091/ and login

The .torrent files you had in transmission-gtk are stored under ~/.config/transmission/torrents/, just import them again.

Remember also to allow the user debian-transmission (transmission-daemon runs as this user) write access to the download directory.

You may also want to change “message-level” from 2 to 1 (from “info” to “error”), otherwise it kind of spams your syslog!

Configuration options reference:

Comment: I must say that the daemon is much less configurable than the gtk client: you can’t have different download directories for different torrents (for security reasons, I guess), no blocklists, no per-torrent options


Written by azimout

08/07/2010 at 14:33

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  1. check out transmission-remote for the “no per-torrent options” etc.


    20/10/2010 at 19:15

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