BitTorrent Sync offers a new way to sync and share your files over the internet. You can sync your files and folders between computer via internet without having to upload any files to the third party cloud server. Theoretically, its more secure because we do not save any files to the cloud. BitTorrent Sync is available in various platform including Windows, Mac, and Linux.
This tutorial is going to show you how to install BitTorrent Sync on Fedora 20. The developer already provided the executable binary file for BitTorrent Sync so we can easily run it on Fedora system.
Steps to install BitTorrent Sync 1.483 on Fedora 20
A. Download BitTorrent Sync package for Linux
B. Extract the package and run
Use this command to extract the package to /opt
cd /home/gamblisfx/Downloads ##change with your download directory
tar -xzvf bittorrent_sync_x64.tar.gz
mv btsync /opt
ln -sf /opt/btsync /usr/bin/btsync
Now you should see the following message printed on your Terminal window
[root@localhost opt]# btsync
BitTorrent Sync forked to background. pid = 2664. default port = 8888
Now open your web browser and type: http://localhost:8888/gui
Create a new user and password and click Get Started. Now BitTorrent Sync should be ready to use.