I want Transmission starts up everyday at 20:00 and start downloading the existent torrents.


Use Systemd Timers. These are a cron alternative that is provided by systemd. The linked wikipage provides information on how to use them.

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    A link to a potential solution is always welcome, but adding a small example here is always better. – zuazo Dec 15 '16 at 1:51

I found a solution:

Create a .service file under /etc/systemd/system directory



Create a .timer file in the same directory as the .service file

Description=Runs some_script 5 mins after boot



Start and enable the .timer file

sudo systemctl start some_script.timer
sudo systemctl enable some_script.timer

I read this wiki page and this blog

  • I'd recommend enabling the service first and reloading the systemctl daemon via: sudo systemctl daemon-reload – l3x Nov 30 '18 at 1:10

Use cron:

(crontab -l;echo "0 20 * * * transmission-daemon" ) | crontab
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    Note that there is no cron installed by default. Arch uses systemd-timers as the default scheduling tool. – jasonwryan Dec 15 '16 at 1:33

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