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DELUGE(1) General Commands Manual DELUGE(1)


deluge - A BitTorrent client


deluge [options] [torrent-file]


Deluge utilizes a client/server model, with deluged being the daemon process and deluge being used to launch a user-interface.

By default, Deluge will run in Standalone mode where the daemon functionality will be hidden. You can switch to Thinclient mode in the Preferences dialog.


Config Options

-c path--config=path
Set the config directory location.

UI Options

See deluge -h for available user interfaces.
user_interface [ui-args] Alternative UI to launch, with optional ui args
-s default_ui--set-default-ui=default_ui
Sets the default UI to be run when no UI is specified

Logging Options

-l file--logfile=file
Output to specified logfile instead of stdout
-L loglevel--loglevel=loglevel
Set the log level (default is error): none, info, warning, error, debug
-q, --quiet
Sets the log level to none, same as -L none
Enable logfile rotation, with optional maximum logfile size, default: 2M (Logfile rotation count is 5)
Profile with cProfile. Outputs to stdout unless a filename is specified

Help Options

-V, --version
Show program's version number and exit.
-h, --help
Show help message and exit.


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