How to Install Transmission on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Transmission on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Transmission on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

The transmission has been built from the ground up to be a powerful, yet lightweight BitTorrent client. Its simple, intuitive interface is designed to integrate tightly with whatever computing environment you choose to use. Transmission strikes a balance between providing useful functionality without feature bloat. Furthermore, it is free for anyone to use or modify.

Install Transmission on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Transmission on Ubuntu system.

Run command to add the official Transmission PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

Finally, run the command to install Transmission torrent downloader on Ubuntu:

sudo apt install transmission-gtk transmission-cli transmission-common transmission-daemon

Step 3. Configure Transmission.

Default transmission rpc-username and password is “transmission” for privacy and security, you change them. Now we edit the JSON setting file using nano:

sudo nano /var/lib/transmission-daemon/info/settings.json

Now we edit the Transmission configuration file:

“rpc-password”: “{efd95272bba62fb512ebmwe4697b964c570c8aO7TIHa/2”,
“rpc-username”: “meilana”,

Save the settings and exit. You will now have to start transmission-daemon to apply the new settings:

sudo service transmission-daemon start

Step 5. Accessing the Transmission Web interface.

Open your favorite browser and follow the link to access Transmission web UI:


Install Transmission on Ubuntu 20.04

That’s all you need to do to install the transmission on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on transmission, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.