I just discovered a cool file sharing tool: Woof

The tool is incredibly simple, and works for sharing files to computers in the same network as you (that is; to all computers that can reach port 8080 on your computer).

To share a file, simply run:

$ woof file.txt


$ woof folder/

Woof then returns Now serving on You can now share this link (for example using an IM). When the user submits the URL in his/her browser, it instantly downloads the content. In the case of a folder, it downloads a tar.gz with the content. Woof then automatically exits after the content has been downloaded. Simple and effective!

Woof in action

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