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Easy file sharing from the command line

Transfer.sh is a free service by Dutchcoders that allows you to easily share files from the command line. Here’s an example of how you can use it:

transfer my-favorite-file.txt

The given file will be uploaded to the transfer.sh-servers and the command will respond with a short url linking to that file. Pretty neat!

The only thing you need to do is set up a bash function called “transfer” (you can name it anything you want really).

Don’t trust the transfer.sh with your supersecret files? Then you can set up your own server to transfer the files to.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.