Droopy: easy file receiving
What is it ? Droopy is a mini Web server whose sole purpose is to let others upload files to your computer.
Why ? Say you’re chatting with a friend on MSN Messenger (perhaps with the excellent pidgin ?). She wants to send you amazing photos she took last week-end, so she uses Messenger file transfer. Unfortunately, the zip file is over 50 MB and it’s painfully slow. Now relax, droopy comes to rescue.
Does it work on my computer ? You can use it on Unix (Linux, BSD, MacOSX) and Windows. Droopy is a python script so you’ll need to have Python installed.
How to use it ? Droopy is a command-line program. I’ll suppose you’ve downloaded and saved the file in ~/bin/. Go to the directory where you want the uploaded files to be stored, for example:
Then, run droopy. You can give a message and a picture to display:
python ~/bin/droopy -m "Hi, it's me Bob. You can send me a file." -p ~/avatar.png
And it’s up and running on port 8000 of you computer. Check it out at http://localhost:8000, and give your computer’s address to your friends.
Type droopy -h to see all options:
Usage: droopy [options] [PORT]
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-m MESSAGE, --message=MESSAGE set the message
-p PICTURE, --picture=PICTURE set the picture
-d DIRECTORY, --directory=DIRECTORY set the directory to upload files to
--save-config save options in a configuration file
--delete-config delete the configuration file and exit
License: Droopy is free software distributed under the Python Software Foundation License.