How to setup Utorrent In Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Debian

Posted on  6/16/2015
Utorrent in Linux ubuntu
Utorrent in Linux ubuntu

We all know about utorrent , its lightweght torrent downloader , utorrent is available as native app for windows , mac and android as well but not for Linux . There are many other option are available for downloading torrent some of them are ” Transmission ” and ktorrent ( for KDE ) etc . but you can use “utorrent ” in linux its comes with web interface let me show you how to setup and use utorrent in Ubuntu / Linux mint / Debian


  • Ubuntu / Debian
  • Working Internet Connection


1 . Download and setup Latest Release

$ wget -c -O utserver.tar.gz

$ tar -xvzf utserver.tar.gz

# Removing tarball 

$ rm -rf utserver.tar.gz

$ sudo mv utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3 /opt/utsever

# create symbolic link to utserver executable 

$ sudo ln -s /opt/utsever/utserver /usr/bin/utserver

# Change permissions for write and read access 

$ sudo chmod -R 777 /opt/utsever/

Now you can run utserver normally using utsever command

$ utserver -settingspath /opt/utsever/ -daemon

-settingspath parameter will setup proper setting path and -daemon parameter will let utserver run in background .
Now Open Web browser and browser to http://localhost:8080/gui if you are accessing from your computer otherwise use your ip if you are accessing from network OR http://YOUR_IP:8080/gui

by default it don’t require any password to login , just use username admin but you can set password once you logged just hit settings then web ui then enter password and hit save

utorrent settings linux
utorrent settings linux

You can change port also , but its better leave default . change other settings like download directory according your preference .

utorrent directory settings linux
utorrent directory settings linux

How to Download Torrents

Okay , Let me show you , how to add torrents using utorrent WebUI and download somefile for example , server .

Download Ubuntu server torrent

Then click on add torrent then simply upload torrent file then click ok

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you can setup various option using utserver.conf file , see links below for more info about these conf file .

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