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I'm looking for a daemon torrent client for my server, which is running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to be able to connect to this client from my laptop, which is also running Ubuntu 12.04, preferably with a GUI, but a CLI interface would be OK too.

What daemon torrent clients are available on Ubuntu?

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Allmost all GNU/Linux torrents have daemons these days. I use Transmission on my server at home (it is also the default torrent client installed on the desktop), but you can also use Deluge, uTorrent and many others.

  • Transmission

    • Uses fewer resources than other clients
    • Native Mac, GTK+ and Qt GUI clients
    • Daemon ideal for servers, embedded systems, and headless use
    • All these can be remote controlled by Web and Terminal clients
    • Local Peer Discovery
    • Full encryption, DHT, µTP, PEX and Magnet Link support
  • Deluge server install topic on AU.

Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, OS X, Unix and Windows. It uses libtorrent in its backend and features multiple user-interfaces including: GTK+, web and console. It has been designed using the client server model with a daemon process that handles all the bittorrent activity. The Deluge daemon is able to run on headless machines with the user-interfaces being able to connect remotely from any platform.

You might also be interested in flexget. It can be used with programs that use aw watch-directory (all 3 mentioned above do).

FlexGet is a multipurpose automation tool for content like torrents, nzbs, podcasts, comics, series, movies, etc. It can use different kinds of sources like RSS-feeds, html pages, csv files, search engines and there are even plugins for sites that do not provide any kind of useful feeds.

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