I stop the daemon with:

/etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop

after I open with nano the settings (/etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json), and change the value from "rpc-port": 9091, to "rpc-port": 10001,, save, and start the daemon with:

/etc/init.d/transmission-daemon start

but nothing ! Doesn't work.

How ? What's wrong ?

I used the reload command, but nothing

  • If you modified the file when it was stopped, and it still didn't work, it probably was using another file. Search for other transmission-daemon directories. Mine just now was using /home/ubuntu/.config/transmission-daemon/settings.json Sep 27, 2019 at 20:57

2 Answers 2


Instead of stoping the daemon, just start it, edit the file, and use /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon reload.

I also suggest you use sudo/su to edit your file if you're not logged in as root. The full command would be: sudo nano /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json. It will ask for your password.


Set chmod 777 for /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json.

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