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Commandline only?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 3:57 pm
by Paaskehare
Hi, I have a headless debian 5.0 server running, and I don't want a graphical interface on it. So my question is, is it possible to install and run deluge as commandline only? I need it only to create torrent files with as rTorrent does not support this feature.

I have tried using CreateTorrent to create torrents with commandline, it 'works' but the torrent files get massive, and I am unable to upload them to any trackers.

Re: Commandline only?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 4:31 pm
by johnnyg
the deluge daemon doesn't require X.
see here on how to start it: ... tthedaemon
However you may be interested in setting up deluge as a thin client:

Re: Commandline only?

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:44 pm
by Paaskehare
I got the daemon running, with the webui too, but I can't seem to get the thin client running, I build the latest version of deluge (1.1.8) from source, but when I try to run in console mode:

deluge --ui null

Nothing happens, however if I type:

deluge --ui webui

The webui starts, but I have no use in that, the webui doesn't support the creation of torrents, and that was kinda why I wanted deluge in the first place :)

Your help "so far" has been very much appreciated, and I hope you can tell me how to create a torrent either with the daemon, or just in plain console mode ..

I just got it running in console mode, the README told me that I ran it with deluge --ui null however deluge --ui console was the right syntax, I finally got it opened, but the commandline does NOT support the creation of torrents as far as I can see, only functions here are:

* add Add a torrent
* config Show and set configuration values
* connect Connect to a new deluge server.
* debug Enable and disable debugging
* del Remove a torrent
* exit Exit from the client.
* halt Shutdown the deluge server.
* help displays help on other commands
* info Show information about the torrents
* pause Pause a torrent
* quit Exit from the client.
* resume Resume a torrent
* rm Remove a torrent

Are there any known alternatives, besides CreateTorrent?

Re: Commandline only?

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:56 pm
by stormcloud51090
You should use mktorrent - if it still gives you large torrent files, play with the -l (piece length) switch, as increasing this means there are fewer hashes stored in the torrent file