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transmission-qt: a bittorrent client


transmission-qt - a bittorrent client


transmission-qt -h
transmission-qt [
options ] [torrent-file ... ]


transmission-qt is a fast and easy BitTorrent client.

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file transfer protocol which uses a metainfo file (usually with the .torrent file extension) and a central tracker to distribute file data amongst a group of peers. For more information on the BitTorrent protocol see


-h --help
Show help options
-g, --config-dir directory
Where to look for configuration files. This can be used to swap between using the cli, daemon, gtk, and qt clients. See for more information.
-m --minimized
Start minimized in notification area
-p, --port port
Port to use when connecting to an existing session
-r, --remote host
Connect to an existing session at the specified hostname
-u, --username username
Username to use when connecting to an existing session
-v, --version
Show version number and exit
-w, --password password
Password to use when connecting to an existing session

Multiple .torrent files may be added at startup by appending them on the command line. If transmission-qt is already running, the torrents will be added to the running instance.


Sets the default config-dir.


The config-dir used when neither [TRANSMISSION_HOME ] nor [-g ] is specified.


An -nosplit transmission-qt was written by An Jordan Lee , An Josh Elsasser , An Eric Petit , and An Mitchell Livingston .


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