transfer files with netcat

17 Jan 2021

Here goes a quick note about how to transfer files in a LAN between computers using netcat which is available in a wide range of platforms because of its simplicity.

Receiving node (

$ mkdir backup/ && cd backup/
$ nc -l -p 7000 | pv (optional, pretty ETA visualizator) | tar x

Sending node

$ tar cf - * | nc 7000

That’s it, happy sharing, 😊