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qweborf - a unique and quick file share via http tool
« on: December 15, 2016, 09:15:30 PM »
I have several android devices and have always used Airdroid to connect to them and share files... two things lately have caused me to look elsewhere

One Airdroid now is slow and pathetic on transfers timing out all the time and failing. The other is a new router (TP Link 1200 C50) that wont even allow me to access my devices anymore

I started looking for alternatives and stumbled upon qweborf which is a gui front end for weborf.. Weborf is a lightweight webserver designed to rapidly share directories. Runs on POSIX systems

Long story short, you select whatever file or folder you want to share and save it in the gui app

On your device you open a web page to whatever qweborf has assigned to you (first address shown once you start a share) and select whatever you want to download

Incredibly fast and simple is what I liked... It actually transferred the file 5 times faster on the wifi download than it took to move the file to a different storage spot on the phone... Quite impressive IMO

qweborf also has a tool to share or attempt to share files outside of your Lan

When you are done with the sharing just close qweborf and it is all done and gone... very useful

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sudo apt-get install qweborf
or in VSIDO

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get qweborf
Profit!

Screenshot of app (Scrot taken with pmss)

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Re: qweborf - a unique and quick file share via http tool
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 09:47:50 PM »
Really interesting and right on time (my old BlacBerry dies. Need to get a new dumbphone).

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show qweborf
Package: qweborf
Source: weborf
Version: 0.13.4-3
Installed-Size: 75
Maintainer: Salvo 'LtWorf' Tomaselli <tiposchi@tiscali.it>
Architecture: all
Depends: python3:any (>= 3.4~), weborf (>= 0.13.4-3), python3-pyqt5
Recommends: miniupnpc
Description: Shares files using the HTTP protocol
Description-md5: 4ca3e76717ae55c2969586fa774cef2d
Homepage: http://ltworf.github.io/weborf/
Tag: interface::graphical, interface::x11, protocol::http, role::program,
 uitoolkit::qt, use::transmission, works-with::file, x11::application
Section: httpd
Priority: optional
Filename: pool/main/w/weborf/qweborf_0.13.4-3_all.deb
Size: 17830
MD5sum: 1b6e0141f3e810fb3f4b51636944276f
SHA256: a46309c8143ef534a2ce3918b0d5078a46bbb937f0a763305ca43685f229ac40

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Re: qweborf - a unique and quick file share via http tool
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 09:50:49 PM »
It is a great app but on the other end (chrome in android) it does not download folders at all ... it is great for single files but not so great for mass moves of folders .. which I do a lot

ES File manager is an epic tool and it finds all types of networks but it cannot see a weborf setup

I am looking now for an app that can see it instead of Chrome
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Re: qweborf - a unique and quick file share via http tool
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 10:08:16 PM »
I ended up just setting up an incredibly simple vsftpd ftp server for my needs...
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Re: qweborf - a unique and quick file share via http tool
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2016, 04:00:15 PM »
May be you should include it on VSIDO ISO.
Could be useful to many folks!

Thanks for the tip Vasty  :)

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