Instant File Transfer with airpaste

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Apr 29, 2015 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Need to quickly transfer a file between machines on the same network? Consider using airpaste. To push the foo.txt file, run the airpaste < foo.txt command. Issue then the airpaste > foo.txt command on the receiving machine to download the file. No muss, no fuss.

airpaste is based on Node.js, so you need to install this runtime environment along with the NPM package manager on your system to be able to run the utility. Both components are available in the official software repositories of most mainstream Linux distributions, so you can install them using your system's default package manager. On Ubuntu and its derivatives, use the sudo apt-get install nodejs npm command. Once you've done that, install airpaste using the sudo npm install -g airpaste command, and you are good to go.

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