utorrent startup script / run utorrent on boot – Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10

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uTorrent LogoAfter making a how to on Installing utorrent on Ubuntu 14.04, I have been receiving a lot of request asking how to run utorrent on boot, whoever uses utorrent on Linux are like to have startup script for utorrent which helps to start the utorrent on system startup.

The following script is made up of two different scripts put together.

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1. The main script took from GitHub, thanks to Vortex.

2. Changes in init scripts took from rtorrent, thanks to labad.

PS: I don’t even want to change the content if anyone feels this is violating any rules; feel free to comment and get it removed.

Step 1: Create a file called utorrent.

$ sudo  nano utorrent

Step 2: Paste the following content.

Note: Modify the red marked once. You do not require to modify if you have followed the installation of utorrent on Ubuntu 14.10 / 14.04.

#!/bin/sh
### BEGIN INIT INFO
# Provides:          rtorrent_autostart
# Required-Start:    $local_fs $remote_fs $network $syslog $netdaemons
# Required-Stop:     $local_fs $remote_fs
# Default-Start:     2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop:      0 1 6
# Short-Description: rtorrent script using screen(1)
# Description:       rtorrent script using screen(1) to keep torrents working without the user logging in
### END INIT INFO
#
#
# Original source: http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=88044
#
# uTorrent start stop service script
#
# copy to /etc/init.d
# run "update-rc.d utorrent defaults" to install
# run "update-rc.d utorrent remove" to remove
#
#
# version 2 improvments by:
# @author FanFan Huang (kaboom05+utorrentscript@gmail.com)
#
#
UTORRENT_PATH=/opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/ #where you extracted your utserver executable
LOGFILE=/opt/utorrent-server-alpha-v3_3/utorrent.log #must be a writable directory
USER=raj #any user account you can create the utorrent user if you like
GROUP=users
NICE=15
SCRIPTNAME=/etc/init.d/utorrent #must match this file name

DESC="uTorrent Server for Linux"
CHDIR=$UTORRENT_PATH
NAME=utserver
UT_SETTINGS=$UTORRENT_PATH
UT_LOG=$LOGFILE

DAEMON_ARGS="-settingspath ${UT_SETTINGS} -logfile ${UT_LOG}"
DAEMON=$CHDIR/$NAME
PIDFILE=/var/run/utorrent.pid
STOP_TIMEOUT=5
INIT_VERBOSE=yes

FAILURE=false

# Exit if the package is not installed
[ -x "$DAEMON" ] || exit 0

# Read configuration variable file if it is present
[ -r /etc/default/$NAME ] && . /etc/default/$NAME

# Load the VERBOSE setting and other rcS variables
. /lib/init/vars.sh

# Define LSB log_* functions.
# Depend on lsb-base (>= 3.0-6) to ensure that this file is present.
. /lib/lsb/init-functions

#
# Function that starts the daemon/service
#
do_start()
{
FAILURE=false
# Return
# 0 if daemon has been started
# 1 if daemon was already running
# 2 if daemon could not be started
# 3 if port bind failed
start-stop-daemon --start --nicelevel $NICE --quiet --make-pidfile --pidfile $PIDFILE --chuid $USER:$GROUP --chdir $CHDIR --background --exec $DAEMON --test > /dev/null
if [ "$?" = "1" ]; then
return 1
fi
start-stop-daemon --start --nicelevel $NICE --quiet --make-pidfile --pidfile $PIDFILE --chuid $USER:$GROUP --chdir $CHDIR --background --exec $DAEMON -- $DAEMON_ARGS
if [ "$?" != "0" ]; then
return 2
fi
#bind validation
while [ ! -e $LOGFILE ]; do
sleep 1 #Wait for file to be generated
done

######################## DISABLED ENABLE THIS SECTION IF YOU HAVE IPv6 HANGS WITH NO IPv6 Support ################
# while [ ! -n "$(cat $LOGFILE|grep 'IPv6 is installed')" ]; do
# #wait until utorrent has finished bootup (IPv6 MESSAGE is the last message)#
# sleep 1
# done

RESULT=$(cat $LOGFILE|grep 'bind failed')
if [ -n "$RESULT" ]; then
return 3
fi
return 0
}

#
# Function that stops the daemon/service
#
do_stop()
{
# Return
# 0 if daemon has been stopped
# 1 if daemon was already stopped
# 2 if daemon could not be stopped
# other if a failure occurred
start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --retry=TERM/30/KILL/5 --pidfile $PIDFILE --name $NAME
RETVAL="$?"
if [ "$RETVAL" = 2 ]; then
return 2
fi
start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --oknodo --retry=0/30/KILL/5 --exec $DAEMON
RETVAL="$?"
if [ "$RETVAL" = 2 ]; then
return 2
fi
#block process until server is completed shutting down fully
while [ -n "$(pidof "$NAME")" ]; do
sleep 1
done
# Many daemons don't delete their pidfiles when they exit.
rm -f $PIDFILE
rm -f $LOGFILE #we don't want to keep our logfile
return "$RETVAL"
}

#
# Function that sends a SIGHUP to the daemon/service
#
do_reload() {
#
# If the daemon can reload its configuration without
# restarting (for example, when it is sent a SIGHUP),
# then implement that here.
#
start-stop-daemon --stop --signal 1 --quiet --pidfile $PIDFILE --name $NAME
return 0
}

msg_start() {
case "$1" in
0|1)
if [ "$VERBOSE" != no ]; then
log_end_msg 0
fi
;;
2)
if [ "$VERBOSE" != no ]; then
log_end_msg 1
fi
;;
3)
if [ "$VERBOSE" != no ]; then
log_daemon_msg "Port bind failure detected uTorrent may have limited functionality please change the bind port and restart uTorrent"
log_end_msg 1
fi
;;
esac
}

msg_stop() {
case "$1" in
0|1)
if [ "$VERBOSE" != no ]; then
log_end_msg 0
fi
;;
*)
if [ "$VERBOSE" != no ]; then
log_daemon_msg "Failed to stop service exit status $STATUS"
log_end_msg 1
fi
esac
}

case "$1" in
start)
if [ "$VERBOSE" != no ]; then
log_daemon_msg "Starting $DESC"
fi
do_start
msg_start "$?"
;;
stop)
if [ "$VERBOSE" != no ]; then
log_daemon_msg "Stopping $DESC"
fi
do_stop
msg_stop "$?"
;;
status)
if [ -e "$PIDFILE" ]; then
PID=" PID:($(cat $PIDFILE))"
else
PID=""
fi
status_of_proc "$DAEMON" "uTorrent$PID"
if [ "$?" != "0" ]; then
exit $?
fi
;;
restart|force-reload)
#
# If the "reload" option is implemented then remove the
# 'force-reload' alias
#
log_daemon_msg "Restarting $DESC"
do_stop
STATUS="$?"
if [ "$STATUS" -ne 0 ] && [ "$STATUS" -ne 1 ]; then
log_daemon_msg "Could not stop exit status $STATUS"
log_end_msg 1
exit 1
fi
do_start
STATUS="$?"
case "$STATUS" in
0)
log_end_msg 0
;;
*)
log_daemon_msg "Restart failed start exist status $STATUS"
log_end_msg 1
esac
;;
log)
if [ -e "$LOGFILE" ]; then
LOG=$(cat $LOGFILE)
echo "$LOG"
else
echo "uTorrent is not running no active log file"
fi
;;

*)
echo "Usage: $SCRIPTNAME {start|stop|status|restart|force-reload|log}" >&2
exit 3
;;
esac

Save and close the file.

Step 3: Mark this file as executable.

$ sudo chmod 755 utorrent

Step 4: Copy / Move the file to /etc/init.d/

sudo cp utorrent /etc/init.d/

Step 5: Goto the init script directory.

$ cd /etc/init.d/

Step 6: Run the following command to install a utorrent startup script file.

$ sudo update-rc.d utorrent defaults

Step 7: Start utorrent using the following command.

$ sudo service utorrent start

Extras:

utorrent service can be stopped using the following command.

$ sudo service utorrent stop

You can also remove utorrent startup script file using the following command in the init script directory.

$ sudo update-rc.d utorrent remove

That’s All!. Happy downloading.

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  • Alexandre Ogrodovski

    Thank you very much. It worked!

  • Hey, I followed this tutorial, but I’m getting:

    sudo service utorrent start

    Usage: /etc/init.d/utorrent {start|stop|status|restart|force-reload|log}

    And the daemon doesn’t launch.

  • Paulo Silva

    Thank you for the tutorial!

  • Anton Gagarin

    thanx a lot. for your manual.
    please, how to get it work with non-english file names.
    when I ran it manually it was ok.

  • Tairo

    Can’t see the command for Step 7

    • Tairo

      6 and 7*

      • Hi Tairo,

        7 the step is updated. What error are you getting for step 6

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