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System Restore

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System Restore

Windows has system restore but is there anything similar in Linux ?
I Had used Transmission a few times and it worked ok but something seems to have messed it up (probably me) Can I just uninstall it with the hope it takes any errors with it and then reinstall it again or is there an alternative approach to this ?
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Re: System Restore

No there isn't a system restore.
As to transmission I find it a PITA!
I had it installed on a previous laptop, moved the files and config to a new one and it refuses to start.
I did:-
sudo apt remove --purge transmission*
rm -rf ~/.config/transmission
sudo rm -rf /etc/transmission/
sudo apt install transmisison*
Then tried loading the config again but ended up creating a new config
The 2+3rd lines remove the config files.
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Re: System Restore

I currently have:-
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jeremy@HECTOR:~$ locate transmission
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/1337x.org
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/careland.com.cn
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/ccc.de
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/cpleft.com
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/demonoid.me
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/h33t.com
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/hotplug.ru
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/ilovetorrents.com
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/istole.it
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/linuxmint.com
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/openbittorrent.com
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/publicbt.com
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/rarbg.com
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/raspberrypi.org
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/thebox.bz
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/thegeeks.bz
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/thepiratebay.org
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/torrent.to
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/torrentbay.to
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/torrentbox.com
/home/jeremy/.cache/transmission/favicons/yify-torrents.com
/home/jeremy/.config/transmission
/home/jeremy/.config/transmission/Incomplete
/home/jeremy/.config/transmission/blocklists
/home/jeremy/.config/transmission/dht.dat
/home/jeremy/.config/transmission/resume
/home/jeremy/.config/transmission/settings.json
/home/jeremy/.config/transmission/stats.json
/home/jeremy/.config/transmission/torrents
/home/jeremy/.config/transmission/blocklists/blocklist.bin
/home/jeremy/.local/share/applications/transmission-gtk.desktop
/usr/bin/transmission-gtk
/usr/lib/mime/packages/transmission-gtk
/usr/share/transmission
/usr/share/app-install/desktop/transmission-gtk:transmission-gtk.desktop
/usr/share/app-install/desktop/transmission-qt:transmission-qt.desktop
/usr/share/app-install/icons/transmission.png
/usr/share/applications/transmission-gtk.desktop
/usr/share/doc/transmission-common
/usr/share/doc/transmission-gtk
/usr/share/doc/transmission-common/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/transmission-common/NEWS.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/transmission-common/README
/usr/share/doc/transmission-common/README.Debian
/usr/share/doc/transmission-common/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/transmission-common/copyright
/usr/share/doc/transmission-common/examples
/usr/share/doc/transmission-common/examples/send-email-when-torrent-done.sh
/usr/share/icons/Elementary Mint/apps/16/transmission-tray-icon.svg
/usr/share/icons/Elementary Mint/apps/22/transmission-tray-icon.svg
/usr/share/icons/Elementary Mint/apps/24/transmission-tray-icon.svg
/usr/share/icons/Elementary Mint/apps/24/transmission.svg
/usr/share/icons/Elementary Mint/apps/24/transmission.xpm
/usr/share/icons/Elementary Mint/apps/48/transmission.svg
/usr/share/icons/Elementary Mint/apps/48/transmission.xpm
/usr/share/icons/Humanity/status/16/transmission-tray-icon.svg
/usr/share/icons/Humanity/status/22/transmission-tray-icon.svg
/usr/share/icons/Humanity/status/24/transmission-tray-icon.svg
/usr/share/icons/Humanity-Dark/status/16/transmission-tray-icon.svg
/usr/share/icons/Humanity-Dark/status/22/transmission-tray-icon.svg
/usr/share/icons/Humanity-Dark/status/24/transmission-tray-icon.svg
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/16/transmission.png
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/22/transmission.png
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/24/transmission.png
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/32/transmission.png
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/48/transmission.png
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/scalable/transmission.svg
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/status/16/transmission-tray-icon.png
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/status/22/transmission-tray-icon.png
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/status/24/transmission-tray-icon.png
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X-Dark/status/22/transmission-tray-icon.png
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X-Dark/status/24/transmission-tray-icon.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/transmission.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/transmission.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/transmission.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/transmission.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/transmission.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/transmission.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/transmission.svg
/usr/share/lintian/overrides/transmission-gtk
/usr/share/linuxmint/mintinstall/icons/transmission.png
/usr/share/linuxmint/mintinstall/installed/transmission.png
/usr/share/locale-langpack/en_AU/LC_MESSAGES/transmission-gtk.mo
/usr/share/locale-langpack/en_CA/LC_MESSAGES/transmission-gtk.mo
/usr/share/locale-langpack/en_GB/LC_MESSAGES/transmission-gtk.mo
/usr/share/man/man1/transmission-gtk.1.gz
/usr/share/menu/transmission-gtk
/usr/share/pixmaps/transmission.png
/usr/share/pixmaps/transmission.xpm
/usr/share/transmission/web
/usr/share/transmission/web/images
/usr/share/transmission/web/index.html
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript
/usr/share/transmission/web/stylesheets
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/favicon.ico
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/favicon.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/graphics
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/progress
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/webclip-icon.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/cancel.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/file_priority_buttons.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/file_wanted_buttons.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/info_activity.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/info_files.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/info_general.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/info_peers.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/info_trackers.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/tab_backgrounds.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/tab_backgrounds_highlight.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/toolbar_buttons.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/buttons/torrent_buttons.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/graphics/chrome.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/graphics/filter_bar.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/graphics/filter_icon.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/graphics/iphone_chrome.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/graphics/lock_icon.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/graphics/logo.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/graphics/transfer_arrows.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/graphics/wait20.gif
/usr/share/transmission/web/images/progress/progress.png
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/common.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/dialog.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/formatter.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/jquery
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/menu.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/torrent.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/transmission.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/transmission.remote.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/jquery/jquery.contextmenu.min.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/jquery/jquery.form.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/jquery/jquery.form.min.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/jquery/jquery.min.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/jquery/jquery.transmenu.min.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/javascript/jquery/json.min.js
/usr/share/transmission/web/stylesheets/common.css
/usr/share/transmission/web/stylesheets/ie6.css
/usr/share/transmission/web/stylesheets/ie7.css
/usr/share/transmission/web/stylesheets/iphone.css
/var/lib/dpkg/info/transmission-common.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/transmission-common.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/transmission-gtk.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/transmission-gtk.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/transmission-gtk.postinst
/var/lib/dpkg/info/transmission-gtk.postrm
/var/lib/menu-xdg/applications/menu-xdg/X-Debian-Applications-Network-File-Transfer-transmission_bittorrent_client_(gtk).desktop

Grin Grin Grin
(There may be some junk in there)

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Re: System Restore

The majority of that would be removed with the "apt remove --purge transmission"
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Re: System Restore

Thanks for the responses,
If you don't use transmission what if anything do you use in it's place ?
Or for a newbie using Linux what would you recommend using in it's place ?
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Re: System Restore

Answered my own question.......... Downloaded Deluge and it works fine !! Smiley
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Re: System Restore

I would have suggested Deluge, it was my preferred torrent client. Transmission is good for low memory systems IF you can get it working, where as Deluge is a bit of a memory hog (You need 760-1Gb ram to get it running properly)
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Re: System Restore

I've never had any problems with transmission.
I have a relatively high memory system though (2GB).  Grin