Create a file server, listening in port 7000

while true; do nc -l 7000 | tar -xvf -; done
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

By: anhpht
2011-10-26 23:43:51

What Others Think

Deliciously minimalistic. I like it.
Edootjuh · 498 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):
unixmonkey26727 · 498 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 ?
mayrlin · 497 weeks and 4 days ago
J'adore les boucles while true; really intelligent use of netcat and tar !
Oxyaxion · 496 weeks and 6 days ago

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