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Create a file server, listening in port 7000

Terminal - Create a file server, listening in port 7000
while true; do nc -l 7000 | tar -xvf -; done
2011-10-26 23:43:51
User: anhpht
Functions: tar
Create a file server, listening in port 7000

At client side:

tar c myfile | nc localhost 7000 ##Send file myfile to server

tar c mydir | nc localhost 7000 ## Send directory mydir to server


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Deliciously minimalistic. I like it.

Comment by Edootjuh 206 weeks and 1 day ago

That's really awesome. Gotta love netcat :-)

Here's an arguably more verbose version that allows somewhat more control (one could probably hack it a little): http://codepad.org/Pbboejn3

Comment by unixmonkey26727 206 weeks ago

it's a file 'listener' in fact..

thanks to unixmonkey26727 for your hack; I think you had a 'fatfinger' line 17 : recdir instead of recdor ?

Comment by mayrlin 205 weeks and 4 days ago

J'adore les boucles while true;

really intelligent use of netcat and tar !

Comment by Oxyaxion 205 weeks ago

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