deluge-console - Man Page

A BitTorrent client console interface

Examples (TL;DR)


deluge-console [options]


Deluge utilizes a client/server model, with deluged being the daemon process and deluge-console being used to launch a curses console user-interface.

Console Commands

You can pass console commands directly from the command line and use semi-colon (;) separator to run multiple commands. Enclosing the commands with quotes may also be required for example:

   deluge-console 'add <torrent>; info <torrent_id>'

The following console commands are available:

addAdd torrents
cacheShow information about the disk cache
configShow and set configuration values
connectConnect to a new deluge server
debugEnable and disable debugging
delAlias for rm
exitAlias for quit
guiEnable interactive mode
haltShutdown the deluge server
helpDisplays help on other commands
infoShow information about the torrents
manageShow and manage per-torrent options
moveMove torrents' storage location
pausePause torrents
pluginManage plugins
quitExit the client
reannounceAlias for update_tracker
recheckForces a recheck of the torrent data
resumeResume torrents
rmRemove a torrent
statusShows various status information from the daemon
update_trackerUpdate tracker for torrent(s)


Config Options

-c path--config=path

Set the config directory location.

Console Options

These daemon connect options will be used for commands, or if console ui autoconnect is enabled.

-d ip_addr--daemon=ip_addr

Deluge daemon IP address to connect to (default

-p port--port=port

Deluge daemon port to connect to (default 58846)

-U user--username=user

Deluge daemon username to use when connecting

-P pass--password=pass

Deluge daemon password to use when connecting

Logging Options

-l file--logfile=file

Output to specified logfile instead of stdout

-L loglevel--loglevel=loglevel

Set the log level (default is error): none, info, warning, error, debug


Sets the log level to none, same as -L none


Enable logfile rotation, with optional maximum logfile size, default: 2M (Logfile rotation count is 5)


Profile with cProfile. Outputs to stdout unless a filename is specified

Help Options


Show program's version number and exit.


Show help message and exit.

See Also

deluge(1), deluged(1), deluge-web(1)


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Referenced By

deluge(1), deluged(1), deluge-gtk(1), deluge-web(1).