Install And Use Deluge Torrent Client On Ubuntu Linux

Torrent is a small file with a .torrent extension that contains information for downloading some particular data. There are already lot of applications which are capable of downloading torrent files in Linux operating systems. Ubuntu has a build-in default torrent client called Deluge that is not installed by default, it is free light-weight  torrent client that had captured a lot of attention recently. It is a  torrent client that works on all desktops like GNOME, KDE, XFCE, etc.

To install deluge, run the following command in your terminal.

apt-get install deluge

Once installation is complete, you can launch it from Application > Internet > Deluge Bit Torrent client. You can add a torrent to Deluge from “Add Torrent” option or by simply double-clicking the .torrent file.

You can change download path, network settings, bandwidth setting, etc by going to Edit > Preferences option.

deluge preference2 Install And Use Deluge Torrent Client On Ubuntu Linux

To download torrents with deluge by default in Firefox, you will need to make some changes. When you click a torrent to download, Firefox displays a dialogue box to select the program in which you want to open this file. Here select “other” and enter “/usr/bin/deluge” and press “open”.


Now Deluge will be set as your default torrent client program in Firefox. Enjoy!

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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