Start the interactive console interface

$ deluge-console

Connect to a Deluge daemon instance
$ connect [hostname]:[port]

Add a torrent to the daemon
$ add [url|magnet|path/to/file]

Display information about all torrents
$ info

Display information about a specific torrent
$ info [torrent_id]

Pause a torrent
$ pause [torrent_id]

Resume a torrent
$ resume [torrent_id]

Remove a torrent from the daemon
$ rm [torrent_id]


deluge-console [options]


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

Console Commands:

You can pass console commands directly from the command line and use semi-colon (;) separator to run multiple commands. Enclosing the commands with quotes may also be required for example:

deluge-console 'add <torrent>; info <torrent_id>'

The following console commands are available:

add Add torrents
cache Show information about the disk cache
config Show and set configuration values
connect Connect to a new deluge server
debug Enable and disable debugging
del Alias for rm
exit Alias for quit
gui Enable interactive mode
halt Shutdown the deluge server
help Displays help on other commands
info Show information about the torrents
manage Show and manage per-torrent options
move Move torrents' storage location
pause Pause torrents
plugin Manage plugins
quit Exit the client
reannounce Alias for update_tracker
recheck Forces a recheck of the torrent data
resume Resume torrents
rm Remove a torrent
status Shows various status information from the daemon
update_tracker Update tracker for torrent(s)


Config Options

-c path, --config=path

Set the config directory location.

Console Options

These daemon connect options will be used for commands, or if console ui autoconnect is enabled.

-d ip_addr, --daemon=ip_addr

Deluge daemon IP address to connect to (default

-p port, --port=port

Deluge daemon port to connect to (default 58846)

-U user, --username=user

Deluge daemon username to use when connecting

-P pass, --password=pass

Deluge daemon password to use when connecting

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.


Deluge Team:


deluge(1), deluged(1), deluge-web(1)

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