Projects / netrw


netrw is a simple (but powerful) tool for transporting data over the Internet. Its main purpose is to simplify and speed up file transfers to hosts without an FTP server. It can also be used for uploading data to some other user. It is something like one-way netcat (nc) with some nice features concerning data transfers. It can compute and check message digest (MD5, SHA-1, and some others) of all the data being transferred. It can also print information on progress and average speed. At the end, it sums up the transfer.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  16 Aug 2006 12:41

    Release Notes: A SIGSEGV which occurred when the control connection is closed during initialization was fixed.

    •  03 Mar 2006 23:09

      Release Notes: A bug causing netread to sometimes end up in an endless loop after receiving all data was fixed.

      •  06 Feb 2006 18:52

        Release Notes: Keep-alive packets are sent through the control connection to prevent stupid firewall/NAT machines from shutting down the control connection when data are being transferred for a long time. Several new options (-i, -o, and -s) were added to not force using I/O redirections, which is useful mainly for the Windows platform.

        •  19 Jul 2004 18:40

          Release Notes: Minor enhancements and bugfixes concerning progress printing and interoperability with netcat.

          •  13 Jul 2004 18:04

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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