alias utorrent="cd /home/user1/software/utorrent-server-3.0/; ./utserver &"
Your alias above works but I'm trying to understand the logic. My original alias had the full path to the program so shouldn't I be able to execute 'utserver' without using the . dot operator. Then I figured I would export the full path to my .bashrc and login again to see if that made any difference but it didn't.
The only way I can get the webui to work properly is if I launch the program using the ./ dot operator from the local directory. If anybody can help explain why, I would much appreciate.