Step-by-step – Airpaste Sharing and Streaming Ubuntu 18.04 Guide

February 9, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu 18.04 Airpaste File Sharing and Streaming – Quick Start Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Stared with Airpaste Easy File/Content Sharing and Streaming from Command Line on GNU/Linux Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS Generic Local Network.

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

Finally, Airpast is a Cross Platform Sharing Tool so that you can freely Sharing between Linux, Windows and macOS Computers.

Because it’s enough that all the Sharing Machines on Network have Installed by NPM a Running Airpaste Copy.

Step-by-step – Airpaste Sharing and Streaming Ubuntu 18.04 Guide
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Shell Terminal Emulator Session
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to File Sharing Easily on Ubuntu Network - Open Terminal
  1. 2. Installing NodeJs

    How to Install the Latest Node.js on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Installing Node.js on Ubuntu
  2. 3. Installing Airpaste

    Installing Airpaste by npm
    Simply play:

    sudo npm -g install airpaste
    Or else try:
    npm install airpaste
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
  1. 4. Sharing Content

    To Sharing Files on Network by Airpaste.

    On the Sending computer do:

    airpaste < my.file

    On the Receiving terminal run:

    airpaste > my.file

    To Sharing & Streaming Content on the Pipe.
    Since Airpaste just outputs to stdout you can also do stuff like piping Movies/Music to Mplayer and any other that support streaming to stdin:

    • 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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