transmission-qt - Man Page

a bittorrent client


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 Charles Kerr, Josh Elsasser, Eric Petit, Mitchell Livingston, and Mike Gelfand.

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-show(1).

June 26, 2010