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Sahil kashyap
Sahil kashyap

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Fastest way to transfer file within Ubuntu to Ubuntu or Mac to android on same network

Install

http-server
npm install --global http-server

open CMD,type in this

http-server
it returns

Starting up http-server, serving ./

http-server version: 14.1.1

http-server settings: 
CORS: disabled
Cache: 3600 seconds
Connection Timeout: 120 seconds
Directory Listings: visible
AutoIndex: visible
Serve GZIP Files: false
Serve Brotli Files: false
Default File Extension: none

Available on:
  http://127.0.0.1:8080
  http://192.168.0.116:8080
Hit CTRL-C to stop the server

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in other laptop open chrome,type this
http://192.168.0.116:8080

And start downloading

In Mac

Open terminal,Navigate to Downloads folder

sh cd Downloads

Type in this command

http-server ./ -p 1313

./ specifily will serve only the content in Download folder

-p is the port

Starting up http-server, serving ./

http-server version: 14.1.1

http-server settings:
CORS: disabled
Cache: 3600 seconds
Connection Timeout: 120 seconds
Directory Listings: visible
AutoIndex: visible
Serve GZIP Files: false
Serve Brotli Files: false
Default File Extension: none

Available on:
  http://127.0.0.1:1313
  http://192.168.0.108:1313
Hit CTRL-C to stop the server
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

In Your android , open up chrome
Type in the url
http://192.168.0.108:1313

And select the file, it'll start downloading
in Android mobile

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