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#1 2012-07-19 07:10:33

tedbell
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Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

Hi,
Is there a way for me to monitor the transmission-daemon in the CLI. It appears that transmission-cli can only load one torrent at a time whereas I can load my settings from the transmission-gtk gui into the daemon and run them but I can't monitor them.
I would basically like to switch seamlessly between the gtk and the command line without havign to redownload and reset download directories.

Is this possible?

thanks

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#2 2012-07-19 10:22:36

liviogasp
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

Don't know transmission very well, but I use Deluge, with the webui and the console-ui a the same time without any problem. In fact the directory settings are stored in the configuration file of the daemon, not in the ui ones. Maybe you can try to have a look at the corresponding file if they exist and have a similar structure:
~/.config/deluge/web.conf contains the web ui configuration
~/.config/deluge/core.conf contains various setting like the download directory
If it happens that the console-ui or the web-ui of transmission overwrite the daemon configuration settings, you could modifiy the permission settings to avoid this.

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#3 2012-07-19 10:35:27

el_koraco
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

If you want a CLI torrent client, use rtorrent. Just sayin'.

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#4 2012-07-19 13:08:59

rhowaldt
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

^ second that. rtorrent is the best CLI torrent client, period. spend a little more time on it and you can also install the rtorrent-mod for color support and such, which is even better.

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#5 2012-07-19 13:23:41

tedbell
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

Thanks all. I tried rtorrent and liked it. But is there a way I can add my existing torrents for seeding without much hassle? Is there a config file?

Last edited by tedbell (2012-07-19 13:29:53)

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#6 2012-07-19 13:56:18

el_koraco
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

$HOME/.rtorrent.rc

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#7 2012-07-19 16:41:22

rhowaldt
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

another thing i love about rtorrent, in case you don't know about it: you can make a directory where you put your torrents. every torrent inside that directory will immediately be opened in rtorrent as soon as you launch it. really quite handy.

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#8 2012-07-19 17:07:15

tedbell
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

Cool, is there a tutorial somewhere for dumbasses? Also where do I get the mod?

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#9 2012-07-19 17:35:54

rhowaldt
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

^ here's rtorrent-mod/rtorrent-extended: http://code.google.com/p/pyroscope/wiki/QuickStartGuide

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#10 2012-07-19 17:43:01

tedbell
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

rhowaldt wrote:

^ here's rtorrent-mod/rtorrent-extended: http://code.google.com/p/pyroscope/wiki/QuickStartGuide

thanks smile

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#11 2012-07-19 22:18:45

tedbell
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

edit nvm

waste of time

i'll stick with basic rtorrent.

Last edited by tedbell (2012-07-19 23:07:50)

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#12 2012-07-20 09:27:51

rhowaldt
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

^ hey, whatever floats your boat. i really liked it smile

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#13 2012-07-20 10:04:31

tedbell
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

rhowaldt wrote:

^ hey, whatever floats your boat. i really liked it smile


The instructions are simply ridiculous hmm

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#14 2012-07-20 10:24:29

el_koraco
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

tedbell wrote:

The instructions are simply ridiculous hmm

I agree with you there.

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#15 2012-07-20 16:39:58

rhowaldt
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

@tedbell: yes, i can only agree smile
however, i managed it. it felt messy but it worked. still, it's a trade-off, and i didn't enjoy the feel of the messiness so i messed it back until it was spick and span again. in truth, i'm now using deluge instead of rtorrent. it is bloat, but it works great for me. apparently, when it comes to torrents, i like clicking better smile

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#16 2012-07-20 17:09:00

tedbell
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

I liked transmission and it's come to my attention that it doens't se much more memory than rtorrent (only about 15 mb more). But I like having the torrent program out of sight in the tty.

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#17 2012-07-21 01:58:50

ivanovnegro
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

rhowaldt wrote:

...when it comes to torrents, i like clicking better smile

I still cannot believe that you said this. big_smile

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#18 2012-07-21 04:53:46

machinebacon
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

why not aria2 for everything? wink

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#19 2012-07-21 09:14:35

rhowaldt
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

ivanovnegro wrote:
rhowaldt wrote:

...when it comes to torrents, i like clicking better smile

I still cannot believe that you said this. big_smile

i'm sorry to have failed you ivanov big_smile

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#20 2012-07-21 09:32:42

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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

^ clicking is bloat. tongue '''

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#21 2012-07-21 09:34:04

mariannemarlow
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

^ I suppose you use the forum through the command line do you Bacon? smile


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before ~ Mae West

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#22 2012-07-21 10:07:49

rhowaldt
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

browsers are the other thing that i'm still clicking in. never really could get used to commandline-browsing. it is a keyboard-shortcut-learning issue though.

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#23 2012-07-21 10:31:25

liviogasp
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

rhowaldt wrote:

@tedbell: yes, i can only agree smile
however, i managed it. it felt messy but it worked. still, it's a trade-off, and i didn't enjoy the feel of the messiness so i messed it back until it was spick and span again. in truth, i'm now using deluge instead of rtorrent. it is bloat, but it works great for me. apparently, when it comes to torrents, i like clicking better smile

Well, deluge can be run as a daemon (deluged) and can be coupled with a gtk, a console and a web interface. Either of them is very easy to use.
On my eepc 701 the deluged daemon takes less than 5% of cpu while downloading 4 torrents, while the deluge-web server takes another 5% only when someone is connected. I used rtorrent in the past and it took about 5-6% of cpu. In the end I don't find deluge bloated.
And then the configuration and use of deluge is a lot easier and more straight-forward than rtorrent, and anyway everything looks more polished. I use the web interface from everywhere to have a look at my torrents, it has ssl encyption already set-up (you only have to turn it on), and it's fantastic. If you prefer the console ui, there is one, and it's not bad at all!
Then, I don't know why, but anyway I terminated rtorrent, when starting up again, it hashed all the files taking up a lot of time (and cpu). This doesn't happen with deluge.
So, I would suggest to give it a try!

Last edited by liviogasp (2012-07-21 10:32:02)

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#24 2012-07-21 11:20:40

mariannemarlow
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

rhowaldt wrote:

browsers are the other thing that i'm still clicking in. never really could get used to commandline-browsing. it is a keyboard-shortcut-learning issue though.

I could never abandon my mouse. Just wouldn't feel right!


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before ~ Mae West

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#25 2012-07-21 11:34:44

ivanovnegro
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Re: Transmission-daemon, CLI torrent program

^ Kill it!

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