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Resilio Sync on Linux
Sep 22, 2014
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2018-01-02 update: Bittorrent Sync (btsync) has been split off into a new company named Resilio and it’s now called Resilio Sync (rslsync). This post has been updated with the new ppa and paths.

2016-04-04 update: This post has been updated to use the official Bittorrent Sync repository from Bittorrent which didn’t exist when the post was originally created.

Repository setup

echo "deb resilio-sync non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/resilio-sync.list

If there are any third-party btsync repositories, remove them from /etc/apt/sources.list.d.

Then add the public key for the repository:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Server/Desktop install

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install resilio-sync

systemd setup

To run the resilio sync service as user rslsync,

sudo systemctl enable resilio-sync
sudo systemctl start resilio-sync

Otherwise, to run it as the current user, edit /usr/lib/systemd/user/resilio-sync.service and change to Then,

systemctl --user enable resilio-sync
systemctl --user enable resilio-sync


Accessing the web interface

Access the web UI by navigating to localhost:8888. If rslsync was installed on a remote headless server, modify the following line in /etc/resilio-sync/config.json from

"listen" : ""


"listen" : ""

and access the web interface using the remote host’s IP. After modifying the config file, restart rslsync using

sudo service resilio-sync restart

Setting up permissions

This guide on digital ocean is helpful for configuring permissions if you’re having issues with running the service as user rslsync.


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