transmission-qt man page

transmission-qt — a bittorrent client


transmission-qt -h

transmission-qt [options] [torrent-file ...]


transmission-qt is a fast and easy BitTorrent client.

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file transfer protocol which uses a metainfo file (usually with the .torrent file extension) and a central tracker to distribute file data amongst a group of peers. For more information on the BitTorrent protocol see


-h --help
Show help options
-g, --config-dir directory
Where to look for configuration files. This can be used to swap between using the cli, daemon, gtk, and qt clients. See for more information.
-m --minimized
Start minimized in notification area
-p, --port port
Port to use when connecting to an existing session
-r, --remote host
Connect to an existing session at the specified hostname
-u, --username username
Username to use when connecting to an existing session
-v, --version
Show version number and exit
-w, --password password
Password to use when connecting to an existing session

Multiple .torrent files may be added at startup by appending them on the command line. If transmission-qt is already running, the torrents will be added to the running instance.


Sets the default config-dir.


The config-dir used when neither [TRANSMISSION_HOME] nor [-g] is specified.


transmission-qt was written by Jordan Lee, Josh Elsasser, Eric Petit, and Mitchell Livingston.

See Also

transmission-create(1), transmission-daemon(1), transmission-edit(1), transmission-gtk(1), transmission-qt(1), transmission-remote(1), transmission-show(1)

Referenced By

transmission-cli(1), transmission-create(1), transmission-daemon(1), transmission-edit(1), transmission-gtk(1), transmission-remote(1), transmission-remote-cli(1), transmission-show(1).

June 26, 2010