Transmission from a command line

On Ubnutu 10

NOTE: It seems that you can only download one torrent at a time, from the command line. And, more importantly, it seems that I have had different results on two, identical boxes. I think that one box did not have transmission installed (I think that was the difference). Also, two different syntax versions seemed to work on different boxes.

  • apt-get install transmission transmission-cli
    /usr/bin/transmissioncli -D -w 6885 example.torrent, OR:
    /usr/bin/transmissioncli -p 6882 7.torrent

  • Check port: netstat -anp | grep transmission
  • You must manually kill the process thusly: killall transmissioncli (no hyphen)