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Simple file sharing, Droopy

I’ve written several posts on file sharing, like using Owncloud or Pydio to manage all your file on your server and provide download links, or more specific apps like OnionShare (Secure and anonymous file sharing). But never wrote on a simple file sharing that could easily start/stop when wanted.

And this where Droopy can be used.

Droopy is a mini Web server dedicated to let others upload files to your server.

Written in Python, Droopy works on Linux, BSD, MacOSX but also Windows.

As usual, I will only present how to run it on a Linux system.


1) Install Python

Simple run (as root)

2) Download the binary to the folder of your choice

You can create a dedicated folder called droopy on your home user for example:

Then download the binary

3) Create a dedicated folder for all the uploads (Optional)

4) Run the app

And the uploaded file will be saved under /home/user/droopy/upload.

Droopy screenshotFinally, when the file sharing is done, simply stop the python script by pressing CTRL+C


To see all options, you can view the help:

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