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Wrong persmissions on torrent start in transmission webui

If you get a nasty error about "Download error" when a torrent start in transmission webui, is because you need to setup proper group permission. By default, transmission uses the group and the user called "debian-transmission".

Let's say download directory is /home/username/downloads.

usermod -a -G debian-transmission username

where username is your username. with this command you are being added to debian-transmission group.

chmod 0770 /home/username/downloads -R

this will set the owner and the group users to read/write/execute on this folder.

chgrp debian-transmission /home/username/downloads -R

chgrp will change recursively the content of download folder to group "debian-transmission"

Tutorial taken from ubuntu-for-humans.blogspot.com


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