This package provides a library and a command-line tool named wormhole, which makes it possible to get arbitrary-sized files and directories (or short pieces of text) fr...
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What is Magic Wormhole?
Get things from one computer to another, safely.
This package provides a library and a command-line tool named wormhole, which makes it possible to get arbitrary-sized files and directories (or short pieces of text) from one computer to another. The two endpoints are identified by using identical "wormhole codes": in general, the sending machine generates and displays the code, which must then be typed into the receiving machine.
The codes are short and human-pronounceable, using a phonetically-distinct wordlist. The receiving side offers tab-completion on the codewords, so usually only a few characters must be typed. Wormhole codes are single-use and do not need to be memorized.
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- andrew_shay added Magic Wormhole as alternative(s) to Transmitic
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There is a gui called wormhole-gui by Jacalz for wormhole-william, which is the Go implementation of magic-wormhole. An Android app called Wormhole William is available on the Play Store. Sending/receiving files between Android and desktop running the original magic-wormhole is also possible.
Although it's still only a CLI tool, I'm baffled at the simplicity this brings for file-sharing across the web. Data is sent without a middleman (aside from a small string identifying the computer sending the data) and encrypted.
Simply the best compromise between security and ease of use. Combine it with wormhole-gui, and you have a simple but powerful app to easily share files between friends.
Secure, reliable, and occasionally, depending on your PAKE passphrase, fun!