I want to run deluge in tty3,4,5 . but when I type it there is, No display warning. Then I give top and there is no pid on deluge that is deluge is not running. How do I run it from CLI so that it keeps downloading the torrents?

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Have you started deluged (the deluge daemon) as a service? The command for running the client in CLI is deluge-console.

Here are some guides:

  • thanx... deluge-console did help/ Commented Jul 1, 2013 at 18:52
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    Don't install deluge!!! just apt install deluged deluge-console
    – rubo77
    Commented Nov 24, 2019 at 19:39

This will install it, set up the daemon, and connect to its console:

sudo apt-get install deluge deluged deluge-console



You can then add torrents like:

add -p /user/Downloads torrent_magnet_link

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    everything is great, except you don't need to install deluge, just deluged and deluge-console Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 6:00

You could also try the local web UI.

Install deluge-web using your package manager (if not already installed). On Ubuntu, you can use

sudo apt-get install deluge-web.

Start the deluge-web service. You can do this by typing deluge-web in your terminal.

Once it's running, open a web browser and navigate to http://localhost:8112. This is the default address for the Deluge web interface.

The default password is deluge. Upon first login, you'll be prompted to change this password.

Once logged in, you can add, manage, and remove torrents just like you would in the desktop client.

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