Deluge – Best Torrent Client for Linux

By | August 19, 2015

Lifehacker choose Deluge as the best torrent client for Linux. Deluge is a cross-platform software, it can run not only on Linux but also on Windows, and OS X. This torrent client is written in python using libtorrent as its backend and using multiple user-interfaces including GTK+, web, and console. Deluge also support a rich plugin features because most of Deluge’s functionality is available in the form of plugins.

Deluge is create to intend lightweight and unibtrusive and its not designed to a specific desktop environment, it will work just find in KDE, GNOME, XFCE and others. Deluge is licensed under the GNU General Public License.

This is the list for Deluge Features:

  • Core/UI split allowing Deluge to run as a daemon
  • Connect remotely to the Deluge daemon
  • Web UI
  • Console UI
  • GTK+ UI
  • BitTorrent Protocol Encryption
  • Mainline DHT
  • Local Peer Discovery (aka LSD)
  • FAST protocol extension
  • µTorrent Peer Exchange
  • UPnP and NAT-PMP
  • Proxy support
  • Web seed
  • Private Torrents
  • Global and per-torrent speed limits
  • Configurable bandwidth scheduler
  • Password protection
  • RSS (via Plugin)
  • Other libtorrent features
  • And much more!

How to Download and Install Deluge

Ubuntu

For Ubuntu you can install it via the PPA with this command:

Note: Deluge is available through the Official PPA but it may be out of date. To use latest version you must add Deluge PPA Repository.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install deluge

If you want to remove it simply use the apt-get remove command.

Debian Wheezy

On Debian you can simply use this command, but first you need to add the repository:

# add-apt-repository 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu precise main'
# apt-get update
# apt-get install -t precise deluge-common deluged deluge-web deluge-console

Fedora

Simply open your terminal and run this command:

$ sudo yum install deluge

OpenSUSE

Honestly I never use openSUSE before, so I found it on the net you can use this command to install it.

# zypper in deluge

Other distributions or from Source

For other distributions or if you want to install it from source, you can find out how to install it on the official download page here.

Deluge Screenshot

Deluge - Best Torrent Client for Linux

Deluge – Best Torrent Client for Linux

Deluge - Best Torrent Client for Linux Web

Web Interface

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