deluge-console: All the flavor, half the fat

It is probably worth mention at some point that a lot of common graphical programs run against daemons that do all the work.

Point being, the graphical interface isn’t really doing much — the real action is just as accessible from a console interface.

Deluge is one of those. Here’s the deluge-console application, working against the deluged daemon.


Much of the same configuration options and download behavior is shared between deluge-console and the traditional GTK interface.

It may take a little time to get used to how the graphical version behaves. Unlike, for example, finch — which works hard to mimic the Pidgin interface — deluge-console is less … visual.

But that’s hardly a demerit among people who prefer text-only arrangements. 🙂

I should mention that what you see there is actually deluge-console across an ssh session, to a larger machine running the daemon. Apparently, this is not an uncommon arrangement.

In Arch (as in some other distros, I’m sure) you may have to build Deluge yourself, if you want to avoid installing a lot of graphical libraries and dependencies.

It’s probably worth the effort though, if you are a dyed-in-the-wool Deluge fan, and won’t hear of other torrent clients. 🙂

5 thoughts on “deluge-console: All the flavor, half the fat

  1. aperson

    For funsies, you don’t even need to use ssh to connect to a remote deluged. All deluge interfaces (sans the web one, I think) can attach to any remote session without anything more than a hole poked into a firewall.

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