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Transmission is a cross-platform BitTorrent client.

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How to give Transmission permissions to write on external HD on Raspbian Raspberry Pi media server?

I've installed Transmission on my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian on. Want to download torrents (legally of course) to an external hard drive. Permission is denied. root is owner and group for the drive I'...
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Why can't download with transmission the second time?

Download the torrent and start transimission-cli: transmission-cli Downloads/debian-11.5.0-arm64-DVD-1.iso.torrent -w /tmp It works, the debian-11.5.0-arm64-DVD-1.iso can be downloaded to /tmp. ...
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How to set the Tx power of Bluetooth in Linux

I have been working with Linux for a year now, but there are still some aspects of Linux that I'm struggling to understand. Currently, I am facing an issue related to setting the transmission power (...
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Is it possible to change DNS only for a specific program?

For some reason, my DNS provider blocks torrent trackers as it appears. (Proven by connecting to my VPN provider with his DNS which solves the DNS problem.) But generally speaking, I otherwise like ...
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transmission-remote / transmission-remote-gtk : gtk client throwing 405 error

Using a web browser I can access the torrent client running on a VM at 192.168.56.1:9091 -- the VirtualBox host-only IP address. Using torrent-remote-gtk, from the same host,using the same connection ...
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"transmission-cli magnet:?file" downloads the file that I want, how would I do the same thing using "transmission-remote"?

I have a script that downloads an iso using transmission-cli, but while searching for information on another transmission command issue, I find this So I can do this: transmission-cli magnet:?xt=urn:...
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Transmission can't access mount: Read-only file system

I have a BTRFS external drive mounted at /mnt/media. I can create files/directories just fine with the shell (with both my personal user and transmission user). When I try to download something to the ...
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systemd service timeout when using sudo

Target I am trying to run a service (transmission-daemon) in a network namespace for VPN usage. The service should automatically start using systemd. Implementation details I am using namespaced-...
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transmission-daemon service log to file error: sendto: Operation not permitted

I am running transmission-daemon as a systemd service. ExecStart=/usr/bin/transmission-daemon -f --log-error -e <path> where I have tried different values for path all with universal write ...
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How to apply actions to the torrents with a specific tracker in transmission-remote?

Transmission supports at least stopping, resuming, removing, removing with the torrent data, moving, queuing and verifying torrents. In the GUI clients (Qt and QTK) it's trivial to filter by a tracker ...
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VirtualBox - Windows 10 Host + Linux Mint 19 Guest - All ports (8989, 9091, etc) work on guest, but NOT on Lan

EDIT: Solution Found. In my case, I needed to go into the network settings, in the identity tab change the Firewall Zone to "trusted". My setup: Host: Windows 10 Virtualbox: Version 6.1.36 ...
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Improving Bash service to start/stop torrents by monitoring public IP

I am looking for feedback on my solution to monitor my public ip for torrenting. The public IP is checked against icanhazip. If the vpn is not active, pause all torrents. If vpn is active, then a ...
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start-stop-daemon can't stop the daemon "No $daemon found running; none killed."

Trying to stop the transmission daemon on debian 11 gives me: start-stop-daemon --stop --chuid debian-transmission --exec /usr/bin/transmission-daemon -- --config-dir /var/lib/transmission-daemon/info ...
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umask for new subdirectories

I am running transmission-remote and want all new torrent downloads to be created with g+w permissions. The transmission Downloads directory is symlinked to a Downloads directory on a second drive as ...
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How do transmission-cli clients punch through NAT?

Trying to figure out how to configure nftables on self-hosted tracker (running bittorrent-tracker) and transmission-cli clients.
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Forcing overrides when configuring a compile (e.g. CXXFLAGS, etc.)

I wonder how one could force, for some real example: CFLAGS='-O2 -march=native' CXXFLAGS='-O2 -march=native' CC='gcc-10' CPP='gcc-10 -E' CXX='g++-10' when running the configure script in my case for ...
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Transmission rewrites colons in directory names to underscores

Transmission appears to replace colons : in (the parent) directory name with the underscore _ character for added torrents. How to disable this behavior? for instance: Wikipedia: en-2020-01 → ...
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Bash script (triggered on Transmission torrent download) not working

I'm trying to create a bash script that is executed by Transmission when a torrent file is downloaded, and automatically extract *.rar files into the same directory. This is what I have #!/bin/bash ...
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transmission-qt only run on KDE Plasma

Transmission daemon 2.94-2 (like previous releases) has been working fine on Debian Buster, along with Transmission Web Interface, but not with transmission-gtk and transmission-qt clients, outside ...
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Transmission Daemon running under custom user trying to load config from wrong path

I have transmission daemon 2.94 running as a service on a Debian 10 machine. I changed the user running transmission daemon from default debian-transmission to www-data Apache user, since I want the ...
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Why does my transmission-clie torrrent download not work?

I read about transmission-cli and wanted to use it but I could not find out why my downloads did not work and I was wondering if it was set up the right way. I also had problems with authentication.
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install deluged and deluged-console in a debian VM and serve new torrent

I would like to share a local file via torrent. I created a torrent at home on my laptop with Transmission on Ubuntu 19.10 and successfully added the tracker udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/...
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how to backup transmission downloads and torrents?

How can I backup my torrents to an external hard drive which can be moved from system to system? I'm using Transmission. Ideally this would be both complete and incompletely downloaded torrents. If ...
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Transmission (Gnome BitTorrent client) v.s. firewall on Debian 10

I installed firewalld on my Debian 10 laptop. Now Transmission cannot upload properly. If I go in to Edit->Preferences->Network and click [Test Port], it says the port is closed. If I systemctl stop ...
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Why run a service as a system user?

I have a general question about the UNIX world. I am currently running Ubuntu at home and installed Transmission on a device and it runs as and saves files as the transmission-debian user. I am ...
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transmission-daemon: UDP Failed to set receive / send buffer

I just compiled the transmission{-daemon,-cli} on my Debian 10 Buster, and installed it with some minor and major problems. One of those minor ones is apparent failure to set UDP receive buffer / ...
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How to set up OpenVPN and Transmission to start at boot on CentOS 6?

I'm trying to set up Transmission with OpenVPN on a headless server running a minimal install of CentOS 6.10, and ideally these would start when I boot the system. I'm able to get everything to run ...
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Chrome opens a second Transmission window with magnet links. How does it check if there is a transmission open or not?

The magnet link is correctly set with xdg-mime to open in transmission, and also in .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list. If transmission is NOT running, everything works as expected (click a ...
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Configure cannot find intltool installed in custom path

I'm trying to build transmission-2.94 on a remote server where I have no privileged access. I, therefore, wanna install all custom software under ~/.local. I have successfully installed gettext and ...
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transmission-cli cannot save to an sshfs mount

Setup: remote server running Debian 9 (no GUI). Normally, I run transmission-cli without any issues. I want to have transmission-cli save to a remote location. The remote location has plenty of ...
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Getting HTTPS web interface for transmission with Lighttpd reverse proxy

i'm trying to get HTTPS web interface for transmission. Currently i can access transmission web interface with http://myip:8081 and what i want is to connect with https://myip/transmission . i already ...
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How to make Transmission torrent client auto start and seed upon PC startup?

Transmission seeder Objective The Transmission tool provided with my Linux doesn’t seeds the torrent automatically like bit Torrent does on Windows. I want it to start with my PC and start seeding ...
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Manual folder watcher for transmission?

For some reason transmission's watch-dir functionality doesn't work for me (I tried a few "solutions" I found but nothing worked). So I made myself a script to supply for that (note that I put this ...
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systemctl issues: "transmission-daemon.service changed on disk" can't get rid of warning

I noticed whenever I restarted transmission-daemon on my machine I saw this: Warning: transmission-daemon.service changed on disk. Run 'systemctl daemon-reload' to reload units. I run the command ...
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Wait to start Transmission daemon until after USB drive has mounted?

I'm running transmission-daemon as a systemd service on OSMC. When opening its remote control web interface after a reboot all transfers are almost always halted with the message "Error: No data found!...
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Why transmission-daemon do not connects to DHT if torrent has no trackers?

I have torrent file without trackers. uTorrent found ~70 peers after 30 minutes transmission-daemon found 0 peers What is wrong with it ? udp/tcp ports open for both clients, dht also enabled on ...
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samba share mount owner is colord

My hair is falling out already on the account of samba share issues. I have an ext4 samba share on a raspberry pi, with a mask 0777 specified. Only myuser on raspberry can authenticate via samba. ...
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Transmission-Daemon not working (Debian 8 / OpenVZ) UDP Issue

I'm trying to install transmission on my VPS (under OpenVZ) to download torrents on it. When running something like: transmission-cli example.torrent It'll print: transmission-cli 2.84 (14307) [...
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transmission/web iptables vpn netns, access netns web app from LAN

Ubuntu 16.04 headless Succesfully I have managed to get split routing working under these instructions https://schnouki.net/posts/2014/12/12/openvpn-for-a-single-application-on-linux/ The target is ...
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transmission-remote: Get ID of torrent after adding torrent

Is there a way to retrieve the ID generated by transmission on a newly added torrent when invoking the command: $> transmission-remote -a file.torrent The return value of this command $? returns ...
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Compiling Transmission-GTK torrent client on Linux Mint 18

How do I compile transmission-gtk torrent client from source on Linux Mint 18 or generally Ubuntu 16.04 based systems? Supposing I want to: Remove the original packaged version. Replace it, while ...
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transmission.service folder permissions changed every startup

I'm running archlinux and I use the systemd transmission.service for downloading torrents. I have an ext4 hard-disk partition automatically mounted with fstab on /var/lib/transmission. I keep there ...
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Changing systemd user with drop-in replacement for transmission-daemon not working

So after some research I found the existence of drop-ins for systemd service units. I'm trying to get the transmission-daemon package running as the pi user since it's the only way to get correct ...
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Systemd Timer Confusion

I have a program running via Systemd and I'm trying to figure out how to start/stop it at certain times. It's a persistent program (transmission). Currently I have a crontab with the following lines: ...
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Is transmission-daemon logging set-up properly?

I am having a question on GNU/Linux Debian 8.5 with transmission-daemon service. I fail to see if there is a problem with how I set-up its log file. Because the log file does't grow (actually there's ...
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Transmission keeps resetting file system permissions on FreeBSD

I'm trying to set up a transmission server for use as a seedbox. I've done this before on an Ubuntu box, but this is the first time I've tried it on FreeBSD. The default home directly for ...
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Transmission keeps seeding after downloaded file has been deleted

I'm using Transmission 2.82 on Xubuntu 14.04, and I noticed that after I deleted the downloaded file permanently from files manager, the job in Transmission was still active and kept seeding, and ...
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Programmatically control transmission-gtk's "turtle mode"

I have a script that surrounds a particular program with setup and teardown commands involving networking/routing etc. I'd like to add control of Transmission to that, such that while the program's ...
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Transmission RPC access issues, but RPC web interface works

My transmission RPC interface has started acting odd, by denying clients trying to access transmission via RPC, when setting.json indicate that should not be the case. I was using Android clients such ...
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How to identify and remove orphan torrent data in Transmission?

I've been using Transmission to download various torrents, but every now and then the client does not remove the file but removes the torrent file. This makes it that my download folder is full of ...
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