BiglyBT - Bittorrent Client


BiglyBT - bittorrent client is ad-free and open source, written in the Java language.

It comes with many features and is the continuation of the Vuze/Azureus open source project first created in 2003.

This new release under a new name also comes without Bundleware and DVD-burning unlike Vuze.

BiglyBT - Bittorrent client.

The client is currently available on all major desktop platforms, including Windows, MacOS, Linux and Android.

License: GNU/GPL


  • Swarm merging across torrents that share the common files. BiglyBT detects similar files in multiple torrents automatically, and merges swarms to download files faster and, if possible, fix incomplete torrents.
  • Rate limiting to limit rates globally, by download, by tag, peer-set (e.g. peers from a country, by network, and by individual peer.
  • Web Torrent support.
  • Remote control support through an Android application.
  • Tagging and the creation of categories.
  • RSS feed subscriptions.
  • View ratings and comments before adding torrents to the torrent client.
  • Decentralized public and anonymous chat.
  • VPN detection for better integration of virtual private networks.
  • I2P Support.
  • Tor support to proxy search results, subscriptions and browser connections.
  • Media playback.
  • Media conversion.
  • UPnP Media Server and DLNA support.

How to install via a terminal window:

Pre-requirements: GTK and Java headless mode.

Means you need to set java.awt.headless=false to java.awt.headless=true.

"Headless mode is a system configuration in which the display device, keyboard, or mouse is lacking. Sounds unexpected, but actually you can perform different operations in this mode, even with graphic data."

Now, download the installer from here.


cd Downloads

Press Enter,

Then make the file executable with the following command:

chmod +x

Press Enter,

Run the installer:



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