Using Transmission

Transmission is a bittorrent client for Linux, Mac, and BSD.

I like to have Transmission start on login with lowered priority and minimized to the notification area; the command for this on Linux is nice transmission-gtk -m.

BACKUP CONSIDERATIONS
In Linux, Transmission’s per-user files are found at ~/.config/transmission/. I back up:

  • blocklists/
  • torrents/
  • settings.json

settings.json is small but frequently changes, so you might consider excluding it from sync-based backups and backing it up via other means.

ALTERNATIVES TO TRANSMISSION
If Transmission doesn’t make you happy, there are other bittorrent clients.

REFERENCES
Project website

These notes refer to Transmission 2.50 on Linux and were last updated 16 September 2012.

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