tar a directory and send it to netcat

tar cfvz - /home/user | netcat -l -p 10000
tar's directory and sends to netcat listening on port 10000 On the client end: netcat [server ip] 10000 | tar xfvz - This will send it over the network and extract it on the clients machine.

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This is useful. It can also be done securely over ssh: tar cfz - /home/user | ssh 127.0.0.1 "tar xfz -" Over ssh is a little easier because you don't need to be on the other end to invoke netcat.
clacasse · 489 weeks ago
Nice ssh tip. I like netcat for the fact that it's good for 'quick and dirty' solutions. If you wanted to encrypt it: tar cfz - [directory] | openssl bf -salt | netcat -l -p 10000 Then enter your encryption password. Then on client do the reverse: netcat [ip address] 10000 | openssl bf -d | tar xfz - Then enter the password to decrypt. Like you mentioned though, it does require someone on the other end to invoke it... maybe you could set a a remote shell over netcat to do this :)
ajrobinson · 489 weeks ago

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