How to Quick-Start with Airpaste Instant File Transfer on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty GNU/Linux

May 8, 2015 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Linux Ubuntu Airpaste File Sharing Quick Start

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Stared with Airpaste Easy File/Content Sharing and Streaming on Command Line for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS i386/amd64 GNU+Linux Generic Network.

Airpaste is a 1-1 Network Pipe that Auto Discovers other Peers using mdns.

All Sharing Machines on Network Need to have Installed by Node Package Manager a Running Airpaste Copy.

Linux Ubuntu Easy File Sharing Quick Start - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal Emulator Session
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to File Sharing Easily on Ubuntu Network - Open Terminal
  2. How to Install the Latest Node.js on Ubuntu Linux

    Installing Node.js on Ubuntu
  3. Installing Airpaste by npm

    sudo npm -g install airpaste

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  4. To Sharing Files on Network by Airpaste.

    On the Sending computer do:

    airpaste < my.file

    On the Receiving terminal run:

    airpaste > my.file
  5. To Sharing & Streaming Content on the Pipe.

    • Sharing Text Content.


      echo hello world | airpaste



      Optionally to Filter Receivers You can also Name the Pipe as an airpaste Argument like "airpaste myPipe."

    • Streaming Media File.


      airpaste < movie.mp4


      airpaste | mplayer -

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