Install Transmission on CentOS 8 - A step by step guide ?

Transmission BitTorrent Client features a simple interface on top of a cross-platform back-end. Transmission is licensed as free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), with parts under the MIT License. Transmission, like any other BitTorrent client, allows users to download files from the Internet and upload their own files or torrents. By grabbing items and adding them to the interface, users can create queues of files to be downloaded and uploaded.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Open-source Software Installation queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to install Transmission on CentOS 8. 

Steps to Install and Configure Transmission on CentOS 8

1. Perform System Update and Install EPEL

First, let's start by ensuring your system is up-to-date. Also install EPEL. The commands to run is:

$ sudo dnf clean all
$ sudo dnf install epel-release
$ sudo dnf update

2. Install Transmission on the system

Run the following command to install Transmission BitTorrent Client:

$ sudo dnf install transmission-gtk transmission-cli transmission-common transmission-daemon

Once the installation process is complete, start the Transmission service and enable it to start on system boot:

$ sudo systemctl start transmission-daemon
$ sudo systemctl enable transmission-daemon

3. Configure Transmission

Tune configuration files have been created as follows:


Next edit conf /var/lib/transmission/.config/transmission-daemon/settings.json.

After editing and saving the settings.json file, start the transmission-daemon using the following command:

$ sudo systemctl reload transmission-daemon

How to access Transmission Web Interface ?

Transmission BitTorrent Client will be available on HTTP port 9091 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip-address:9091.

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This article covers the complete process of installing Transmission BitTorrent Client on CentOS 8 system. In fact, Transmission is a good lightweight bittorrent Downloader for Downloading Torrents Files.

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