When transmission-daemon settings won't update

The transmission-daemon wiki instructs users to edit settings.json at
But you may find that editing that file has no effect on your daemon. In such cases, you might want to try the following:
1. Stop the daemon (sudo may be required)
/etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop
2. Edit the settings.json file found at:
3. Restart the daemon
/etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop

If that doesn't work, you may want to look for the settings file here as well:

This solution by elico of the Ubuntu Forums ended hours of frustration caused by useless edits to the settings.json file in my home directory. I hope you find it helpful as well.

1 comment:

  1. Biggest thanks!
    Had "basic auth failed" all the time because it wouldn't store the password. Now I hope I can get transgui to work ...