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Transmission is a cross-platform BitTorrent client.

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Extracting torrent's file structure out of transmission

I screwed up my torrents' download directory (I executed mv */* . twice in it) and would like to repair it now. If you have an idea how to do this feel free to comment, but I already have an idea ...
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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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Trying to forward port 53658 on my openvpn server

i am attempting to forward a port on my OpenVPN server hosted in the cloud. I am currently using transmission to download torrents, and have it set up against a self hosted OpenVPN server running ...
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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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transmission daemon running but refusing requests. White list is off

Cannot connect to transmission daemon. Start the daemon with this command: transmission-daemon -g /home/stephen/.config/transmission \ -gsr 2.0 \ -w /home/...
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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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segmentation fault : transmission-gtk & transmission-qt in linux mint

When I run transmission-gtk on my Linux Mint, the window is shown as usual but suddenly it crashes. I tried transmission-gtk on terminal and the output was Segmentation fault. I didn't update or ...
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Systemd unit file for daemon not working on boot

I am trying to make the transmission-daemon start on boot on my Raspberry Pi model B using systemd. I am at a point where I can stop and start the daemon using systemctl, but automatic startup on boot ...
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How can I keep rsync from using encryption and compression for the file transfers after the connection is authorized?

I understand that a secure connection (i.e. ssh) is needed to authorize a connection to the remote server. But after that is authorized can the data be transmitted without encryption and compression ...
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Raspberry Pi to Computer - Scripted File Transfer and Deletion

This is my first ever Bash script and I've done the best I could to find most of the answers on my own, but I have finally come to a road block. This script seems to (mostly) work, but I am not ...
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Does the Transmission use only TCP or also UDP?

Will an opened UDP port accelerate torrenting using Transmission? I opened TCP port and the Transmission plainly says the port is open. I used Vuze before, and it used both TCP, and UDP. There has ...
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Transmission-daemon error permission denied

I have set up transmission-daemon on a bananapro to be a torrent server. I have created a directory for it in the root home folder and given chmod 777 permissions to this directory so that anyone can ...
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Transmission in idle or slow speed

I am running Transmission on Raspbian via the command line. transmission-daemon is running fine as well as downloading. However after the download is finished and seeding should start, the Raspberry ...
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How to access Transmission runing behind a NAT from external PC

I have two PCs at two different places. Ons is behind a firewall I cannot (place X) control and the other is at my home. Transmission has a way of adding/ removing torrents using a web interface. ...
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Binding to a VPN interface not working

so I've been working on setting up a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian lately, and I have almost everything set up the way I want. I plan on using it headless, but I've been using X11 forwarding to view ...
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Transmission-daemon "settings.json" doesn't work

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": ...
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