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Old 08-27-2012, 06:37 AM   #1
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Howto set default download directory to one on the network?

Please can someone point me in the right direction. I want to set the default directory for several applications to directories on my network.

So for "EXAMPLE" when using "transmission" BitTorrent client v 1.93 I can only choose as a download dirctory in "Transmission Preferences" > "Torrents" > "Save to location" the "LOCAL" directory structure. NOT the network.

It is not only with transmission which I'm having this problem with but if someone could point me in the right direction, hopefully I'll be able to work this out for myself for the others as well.

Thanks in anticipation.
Old 08-27-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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How do you have the network location configured on your system? I ask because in Linux, everything is treated as a file on the local machine.

For example, lets say you have a network file server set up to connect over NFS to your machine, you'll have a mount command that looks like this:

mount /networkmount

This means the /networkmount directory on your local machine is actually the /mounts directory on As such, anything that is saved to /networkmount on the local filesystem is going to be saved to the network mount.
Old 08-27-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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I don't think I have a network server set up.

I have allocated ip addresses to four linux work stations and two linux laptops. I have a freenas network NAS and a mybookworld NAS and finally a multi satellite TV linux Dreambox. All through a gigabit switch.

I can move files around and watch streaming TV wirelessly and over my cat6 network. And everything can get onto the Internet via my netgear router.

SMB and volumes a plenty. Does this clarify my setup here?

Forgot to add that there is also a HP Laserjet networked via CUPS and a JetDirect card as well.

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