How to install BitTorrent Sync on Pinguy OS 14.04

This tutorial is going to show you how to install BitTorrent Sync on Pinguy OS 14.04. BitTorrent Sync is a tool that can be used to automatically synchronize files between computers using the BitTorrent protocol, available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and NAS devices. The official BitTorrent Sync GUI only available for Windows and Mac. Fortunately there is an unofficial version of BitTorrent Sync GUI for Linux.

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The following features are available on BitTorrent Sync for Linux:

  • add / remove local and remote folders, generate folder (including QR code for mobile devices);
  • displays a list of connected devices and their status;
  • displays the upload / download speed;
  • change the device name ;
  • option to limit the upload / download speed;
  • option to use NAT UPnP port mapping;
  • option to set listening port;
  • advanced preferences: folder rescan interval, limit local peers, encrypt lan data and more.

To install BitTorrent Sync on Pinguy OS 14.04, use the following commands on Terminal

A. Add the repository to Pinguy OS

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B. Install BitTorrent Sync GUI

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Done. Thank you for reading this tutorial on How to install BitTorrent Sync on Pinguy OS 14.04


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