Share files with Woof

Dolphin Service Menus

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on git.opendesktop.org

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Description:

Update: Works with Dolphin and Konqueror

This service menu starts a webserver that serves the selected file or folder. The served files are easely downloaded with a webbrowser. After the transfer the program exits. This is a very convenient way to share files with friends. The backend is the excellent program Woof.


Usage:
Right click on file or folder and select "Actions" --> "Send with Woof"

This will result in the file or folder being served on your computers Ip-address and port number 8080. for example http://192.168.1.100:8080. Just point a browser to this address. After the file has been served woof exits. If you are behind a router or firewall the port 8080 have to be forwarded to your computer. Folders will be served in the .tar.gz format.

Install
There are files for Konq and Dolph in the package, use the appropriate

Konqueror:
copy "woof" and "send_with_woof.desktop" to ~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/

make the files executable. ex. "chmod +x woof"

restart Konqueror

Dolphin

copy "woof" and "send_with_woof.desktop" to ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus

make the files executable. ex. "chmod +x woof"

restart Dolphin

If dolphin whines that it can't find the application edit the path in "send_with_woof.desktop" file from ~/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus to
/home/yourusername/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus

(If you put woof in any other directory you need to edit the path to the executable in the "send_with_woof.desktop" file)

Some comments
Woof is written by Simon Budig. With this service menu comes a modified version of Woof. I have only made some very, very limited modifications to allow it to work with Kdialog. The original can be found at:

http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/woof.html

If you want to use Woof from the command line I recommend that you download the original and put it in your $PATH. The bundled version of Woof will work from the command line but will throw up notifications through kdialog.

Woof is released under GPL version 2.

oOSplashOo

8 years ago

Can you update the package please?
If not it's ok I understand that it's just by passion and of course you're not obligated to do it. It's just that the implementation of woof in dolphin is pretty interesting and usefull; this is simply the software I search (woof and thanks for the main developper). But you're idea to integrate a menu is very nice, maybe it's a "small" work for you but for my part, I find that it such a mouse shorcut or something interesting to be integrate in distributions for noob users or simply for peoples like me who find this program by luck on kde-look.

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stevesz

10 years ago

This is pretty neat, except it defaults to an IP address which is not my subnet. If it cannot detect which subnet I'm on, or allow me to choose if I have multiple, then there should be a config option for it.

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Bolde

10 years ago

hmm... it's supposed to guess your IP-address and than serve on http://<your-ip>:8080.
Which subnet does Woof default to? Which one are you using? Do you have more than one NIC?

You can try to use the original program in case I have done something dumb:

http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/woof.html

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Bolde

10 years ago

What you really wanted to know:

You can specify different defaults in two locations: /etc/woofrc and ~/.woofrc

The file in the home directory takes precedence. Sample file:

[main]
port = 8008
count = 1
ip = 127.0.0.1
compressed = true


Put the above text in a file named .woofrc in your home directory.

The above .woofrc file will serve the file once in compressed tar.gz format on localhost.

Run 'woof' from a terminal for more info.

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Bolde

10 years ago

hmm... it's supposed to guess your IP-address and than serve on http://<your-ip>:8080.
Which subnet does Woof default to? Which one are you using? Do you have more than one NIC?

You can try to use the original program in case I have done something dumb:

http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/woof.html

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