Quickly Move Files and Text Snippets between Machines Using Dukto

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Mar 16, 2012 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Dukto is a simple utility that can come in handy when you need to move files and text snippets between machines on your local network without relying on a third-party service. Dukto is ridiculously easy to use: install it (binaries are available for different Linux distros and platforms), launch it, and the utility automatically detects other machines running Dukto. You can then send a file or an entire folder to any recipient in the Buddies list. To do this, click on the desired recipient, and use the appropriate buttons to send files, folders, or text snippets. The sent files are copied to the recipient's default destination directory.

When sending a text snippet, you can enter it manually, or copy the contents of the clipboard into the text area. Dukto also allows you to send files and folders to machines outside your local network using the IP connection entry in the Buddies list. Dukto is essentially a one-trick pony, but if your daily computing involves exchanging files and folders between machines on a local network, this nifty little application is the perfect tool for the job.

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