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BitTorrent Sync

Sun 12 July 2015

Use BitTorrent's Sync program to keep files on different computers up to date. You need to add the repository for apt-get to get the package from, first create the file.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/btsync.list

Next, copy these lines into it:

deb http://debian.yeasoft.net/btsync wheezy main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.yeasoft.net/btsync wheezy main contrib non-free

Next, import the signing key:

sudo gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 6BF18B15
sudo gpg --armor --export 6BF18B15 | sudo apt-key add -

Finally, update and install:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install btsync


To uninstall everything do:

sudo apt-get --purge remove btsync btsync-common

If you just do btsync then it will leave stuff behind.

Configure Sync

A configuration window will pop up during install, just take the defaults. Please do not select https or set a password for the web gui!!! You can re-run the installer anytime by:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure btsync

The check the status, start, or stop with:

sudo service btsync status

Finally, login into the webui at computer_name:8888 to configure btsync.

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