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I want to run transmission-daemon as a service so that any user can log in and access the same instance of Transmission (via the browser or Transmission remote GUI).

Is this possible, and how can I do it?

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also asked at – d3vid Mar 27 '11 at 6:19
seems like might be part of the answer – d3vid Mar 28 '11 at 8:04
could be the answer – d3vid Mar 28 '11 at 9:36
password issue… – d3vid Mar 28 '11 at 10:13

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You just install the transmission-daemonInstall transmission-daemon package and it'll be started automatically during boot via the init script it installs. The instance that is started via the init script will be run as the user debian-transmission, and it reads /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json as the configuration file.

See on how to edit settings.json. Remember to run pkill -HUP transmission-d after editing settings.json, otherwise your changes will be overwritten next time transmission-daemon is stopped.

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additional notes – d3vid Apr 5 '11 at 8:42

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