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transfer.sh Go Report Card Docker pulls Build Status

Easy and fast file sharing from the command-line. This code contains the server with everything you need to create your own instance.

Transfer.sh currently supports the s3 (Amazon S3), gdrive (Google Drive), storj (Storj) providers, and local file system (local).

Disclaimer

The service at transfersh.com is of unknown origin and reported as cloud malware.

Usage

Upload:

$ curl -v --upload-file ./hello.txt https://transfer.sh/hello.txt

Encrypt & Upload:

$ cat /tmp/hello.txt|gpg -ac -o-|curl -X PUT --upload-file "-" https://transfer.sh/test.txt

Download & Decrypt:

$ curl https://transfer.sh/1lDau/test.txt|gpg -o- > /tmp/hello.txt

Upload to Virustotal:

$ curl -X PUT --upload-file nhgbhhj https://transfer.sh/test.txt/virustotal

Deleting

$ curl -X DELETE <X-Url-Delete Response Header URL>

Request Headers

Max-Downloads

$ curl --upload-file ./hello.txt https://transfer.sh/hello.txt -H "Max-Downloads: 1" # Limit the number of downloads

Max-Days

$ curl --upload-file ./hello.txt https://transfer.sh/hello.txt -H "Max-Days: 1" # Set the number of days before deletion

Response Headers

X-Url-Delete

The URL used to request the deletion of a file and returned as a response header.

curl -sD - --upload-file ./hello.txt https://transfer.sh/hello.txt | grep -i -E 'transfer\.sh|x-url-delete'
x-url-delete: https://transfer.sh/hello.txt/BAYh0/hello.txt/PDw0NHPcqU
https://transfer.sh/hello.txt/BAYh0/hello.txt

Examples

See good usage examples on examples.md

Link aliases

Create direct download link:

https://transfer.sh/1lDau/test.txt --> https://transfer.sh/get/1lDau/test.txt

Inline file:

https://transfer.sh/1lDau/test.txt --> https://transfer.sh/inline/1lDau/test.txt

Usage

Parameter Description Value Env
listener port to use for http (:80) LISTENER
profile-listener port to use for profiler (:6060) PROFILE_LISTENER
force-https redirect to https false FORCE_HTTPS
tls-listener port to use for https (:443) TLS_LISTENER
tls-listener-only flag to enable tls listener only TLS_LISTENER_ONLY
tls-cert-file path to tls certificate TLS_CERT_FILE
tls-private-key path to tls private key TLS_PRIVATE_KEY
http-auth-user user for basic http auth on upload HTTP_AUTH_USER
http-auth-pass pass for basic http auth on upload HTTP_AUTH_PASS
ip-whitelist comma separated list of ips allowed to connect to the service IP_WHITELIST
ip-blacklist comma separated list of ips not allowed to connect to the service IP_BLACKLIST
temp-path path to temp folder system temp TEMP_PATH
web-path path to static web files (for development or custom front end) WEB_PATH
proxy-path path prefix when service is run behind a proxy PROXY_PATH
proxy-port port of the proxy when the service is run behind a proxy PROXY_PORT
email-contact email contact for the front end EMAIL_CONTACT
ga-key google analytics key for the front end GA_KEY
provider which storage provider to use (s3, storj, gdrive or local)
uservoice-key user voice key for the front end USERVOICE_KEY
aws-access-key aws access key AWS_ACCESS_KEY
aws-secret-key aws access key AWS_SECRET_KEY
bucket aws bucket BUCKET
s3-endpoint Custom S3 endpoint. S3_ENDPOINT
s3-region region of the s3 bucket eu-west-1 S3_REGION
s3-no-multipart disables s3 multipart upload false S3_NO_MULTIPART
s3-path-style Forces path style URLs, required for Minio. false S3_PATH_STYLE
storj-access Access for the project STORJ_ACCESS
storj-bucket Bucket to use within the project STORJ_BUCKET
basedir path storage for local/gdrive provider BASEDIR
gdrive-client-json-filepath path to oauth client json config for gdrive provider GDRIVE_CLIENT_JSON_FILEPATH
gdrive-local-config-path path to store local transfer.sh config cache for gdrive provider GDRIVE_LOCAL_CONFIG_PATH
gdrive-chunk-size chunk size for gdrive upload in megabytes, must be lower than available memory (8 MB) GDRIVE_CHUNK_SIZE
lets-encrypt-hosts hosts to use for lets encrypt certificates (comma seperated) HOSTS
log path to log file LOG
cors-domains comma separated list of domains for CORS, setting it enable CORS CORS_DOMAINS
clamav-host host for clamav feature CLAMAV_HOST
perform-clamav-prescan prescan every upload through clamav feature (clamav-host must be a local clamd unix socket) PERFORM_CLAMAV_PRESCAN
rate-limit request per minute RATE_LIMIT
max-upload-size max upload size in kilobytes MAX_UPLOAD_SIZE
purge-days number of days after the uploads are purged automatically PURGE_DAYS
purge-interval interval in hours to run the automatic purge for (not applicable to S3 and Storj) PURGE_INTERVAL
random-token-length length of the random token for the upload path (double the size for delete path) 6 RANDOM_TOKEN_LENGTH

If you want to use TLS using lets encrypt certificates, set lets-encrypt-hosts to your domain, set tls-listener to :443 and enable force-https.

If you want to use TLS using your own certificates, set tls-listener to :443, force-https, tls-cert-file and tls-private-key.

Development

Switched to GO111MODULE

go run main.go --provider=local --listener :8080 --temp-path=/tmp/ --basedir=/tmp/

Build

$ git clone git@github.com:dutchcoders/transfer.sh.git
$ cd transfer.sh
$ go build -o transfersh main.go

Docker

For easy deployment, we've created an official Docker container. There are two variants, differing only by which user runs the process.

The default one will run as root:

docker run --publish 8080:8080 dutchcoders/transfer.sh:latest --provider local --basedir /tmp/

The one tagged with the suffix -noroot will use 5000 as both UID and GID:

docker run --publish 8080:8080 dutchcoders/transfer.sh:latest-noroot --provider local --basedir /tmp/

Building the Container

You can also build the container yourself. This allows you to choose which UID/GID will be used, e.g. when using NFS mounts:

# Build arguments:
# * RUNAS: If empty, the container will run as root.
#          Set this to anything to enable UID/GID selection.
# * PUID:  UID of the process. Needs RUNAS != "". Defaults to 5000.
# * PGID:  GID of the process. Needs RUNAS != "". Defaults to 5000.

docker build -t transfer.sh-noroot --build-arg RUNAS=doesntmatter --build-arg PUID=1337 --build-arg PGID=1338 .

S3 Usage

For the usage with a AWS S3 Bucket, you just need to specify the following options:

  • provider
  • aws-access-key
  • aws-secret-key
  • bucket
  • s3-region

If you specify the s3-region, you don't need to set the endpoint URL since the correct endpoint will used automatically.

Custom S3 providers

To use a custom non-AWS S3 provider, you need to specify the endpoint as defined from your cloud provider.

Storj Network Provider

To use the Storj Network as a storage provider you need to specify the following flags:

  • provider --provider storj
  • storj-access (either via flag or environment variable STORJ_ACCESS)
  • storj-bucket (either via flag or environment variable STORJ_BUCKET)

Creating Bucket and Scope

You need to create an access grant (or copy it from the uplink configuration) and a bucket in preparation.

To get started, log in to your account and go to the Access Grant Menu and start the Wizard on the upper right.

Enter your access grant name of choice, hit Next and restrict it as necessary/preferred. Afterwards continue either in CLI or within the Browser. Next, you'll be asked for a Passphrase used as Encryption Key. Make sure to save it in a safe place. Without it, you will lose the ability to decrypt your files!

Afterwards, you can copy the access grant and then start the startup of the transfer.sh endpoint. It is recommended to provide both the access grant and the bucket name as ENV Variables for enhanced security.

Example:

export STORJ_BUCKET=<BUCKET NAME>
export STORJ_ACCESS=<ACCESS GRANT>
transfer.sh --provider storj

Google Drive Usage

For the usage with Google drive, you need to specify the following options:

  • provider
  • gdrive-client-json-filepath
  • gdrive-local-config-path
  • basedir

Creating Gdrive Client Json

You need to create an OAuth Client id from console.cloud.google.com, download the file, and place it into a safe directory.

Usage example

go run main.go --provider gdrive --basedir /tmp/ --gdrive-client-json-filepath /[credential_dir] --gdrive-local-config-path [directory_to_save_config]

Shell functions

Bash and zsh (multiple files uploaded as zip archive)

Add this to .bashrc or .zshrc or its equivalent
transfer(){ if [ $# -eq 0 ];then echo "No arguments specified.\nUsage:\n transfer <file|directory>\n ... | transfer <file_name>">&2;return 1;fi;if tty -s;then file="$1";file_name=$(basename "$file");if [ ! -e "$file" ];then echo "$file: No such file or directory">&2;return 1;fi;if [ -d "$file" ];then file_name="$file_name.zip" ,;(cd "$file"&&zip -r -q - .)|curl --progress-bar --upload-file "-" "https://transfer.sh/$file_name"|tee /dev/null,;else cat "$file"|curl --progress-bar --upload-file "-" "https://transfer.sh/$file_name"|tee /dev/null;fi;else file_name=$1;curl --progress-bar --upload-file "-" "https://transfer.sh/$file_name"|tee /dev/null;fi;}

Now you can use transfer function

$ transfer hello.txt

Bash and zsh (with delete url, delete token output and prompt before uploading)

Add this to .bashrc or .zshrc or its equivalent
Expand

transfer()
{
    local file
    declare -a file_array
    file_array=("${@}")

    if [[ "${file_array[@]}" == "" || "${1}" == "--help" || "${1}" == "-h" ]]
    then
        echo "${0} - Upload arbitrary files to \"transfer.sh\"."
        echo ""
        echo "Usage: ${0} [options] [<file>]..."
        echo ""
        echo "OPTIONS:"
        echo "  -h, --help"
        echo "      show this message"
        echo ""
        echo "EXAMPLES:"
        echo "  Upload a single file from the current working directory:"
        echo "      ${0} \"image.img\""
        echo ""
        echo "  Upload multiple files from the current working directory:"
        echo "      ${0} \"image.img\" \"image2.img\""
        echo ""
        echo "  Upload a file from a different directory:"
        echo "      ${0} \"/tmp/some_file\""
        echo ""
        echo "  Upload all files from the current working directory. Be aware of the webserver's rate limiting!:"
        echo "      ${0} *"
        echo ""
        echo "  Upload a single file from the current working directory and filter out the delete token and download link:"
        echo "      ${0} \"image.img\" | awk --field-separator=\": \" '/Delete token:/ { print \$2 } /Download link:/ { print \$2 }'"
        echo ""
        echo "  Show help text from \"transfer.sh\":"
        echo "      curl --request GET \"https://transfer.sh\""
        return 0
    else
        for file in "${file_array[@]}"
        do
            if [[ ! -f "${file}" ]]
            then
                echo -e "\e[01;31m'${file}' could not be found or is not a file.\e[0m" >&2
                return 1
            fi
        done
        unset file
    fi

    local upload_files
    local curl_output
    local awk_output

    du --total --block-size="K" --dereference "${file_array[@]}" >&2
    # be compatible with "bash"
    if [[ "${ZSH_NAME}" == "zsh" ]]
    then
        read $'upload_files?\e[01;31mDo you really want to upload the above files ('"${#file_array[@]}"$') to "transfer.sh"? (Y/n): \e[0m'
    elif [[ "${BASH}" == *"bash"* ]]
    then
        read -p $'\e[01;31mDo you really want to upload the above files ('"${#file_array[@]}"$') to "transfer.sh"? (Y/n): \e[0m' upload_files
    fi

    case "${upload_files:-y}" in
        "y"|"Y")
            # for the sake of the progress bar, execute "curl" for each file.
            # the parameters "--include" and "--form" will suppress the progress bar.
            for file in "${file_array[@]}"
            do
                # show delete link and filter out the delete token from the response header after upload.
                # it is important to save "curl's" "stdout" via a subshell to a variable or redirect it to another command,
                # which just redirects to "stdout" in order to have a sane output afterwards.
                # the progress bar is redirected to "stderr" and is only displayed,
                # if "stdout" is redirected to something; e.g. ">/dev/null", "tee /dev/null" or "| <some_command>".
                # the response header is redirected to "stdout", so redirecting "stdout" to "/dev/null" does not make any sense.
                # redirecting "curl's" "stderr" to "stdout" ("2>&1") will suppress the progress bar.
                curl_output=$(curl --request PUT --progress-bar --dump-header - --upload-file "${file}" "https://transfer.sh/")
                awk_output=$(awk \
                    'gsub("\r", "", $0) && tolower($1) ~ /x-url-delete/ \
                    {
                        delete_link=$2;
                        print "Delete command: curl --request DELETE " "\""delete_link"\"";

                        gsub(".*/", "", delete_link);
                        delete_token=delete_link;
                        print "Delete token: " delete_token;
                    }

                    END{
                        print "Download link: " $0;
                    }' <<< "${curl_output}")

                # return the results via "stdout", "awk" does not do this for some reason.
                echo -e "${awk_output}\n"

                # avoid rate limiting as much as possible; nginx: too many requests.
                if (( ${#file_array[@]} > 4 ))
                then
                    sleep 5
                fi
            done
            ;;

        "n"|"N")
            return 1
            ;;

        *)
            echo -e "\e[01;31mWrong input: '${upload_files}'.\e[0m" >&2
            return 1
    esac
}

Sample output

$ ls -lh
total 20M
-rw-r--r-- 1 <some_username> <some_username> 10M Apr  4 21:08 image.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 <some_username> <some_username> 10M Apr  4 21:08 image2.img
$ transfer image*
10240K  image2.img
10240K  image.img
20480K  total
Do you really want to upload the above files (2) to "transfer.sh"? (Y/n):
######################################################################################################################################################################################################################################## 100.0%
Delete command: curl --request DELETE "https://transfer.sh/wJw9pz/image2.img/mSctGx7pYCId"
Delete token: mSctGx7pYCId
Download link: https://transfer.sh/wJw9pz/image2.img

######################################################################################################################################################################################################################################## 100.0%
Delete command: curl --request DELETE "https://transfer.sh/ljJc5I/image.img/nw7qaoiKUwCU"
Delete token: nw7qaoiKUwCU
Download link: https://transfer.sh/ljJc5I/image.img

$ transfer "image.img" | awk --field-separator=": " '/Delete token:/ { print $2 } /Download link:/ { print $2 }'
10240K  image.img
10240K  total
Do you really want to upload the above files (1) to "transfer.sh"? (Y/n):
######################################################################################################################################################################################################################################## 100.0%
tauN5dE3fWJe
https://transfer.sh/MYkuqn/image.img

Contributions

Contributions are welcome.

Creators

Remco Verhoef

Uvis Grinfelds

Maintainer

Andrea Spacca

Stefan Benten

Copyright and License

Code and documentation copyright 2011-2018 Remco Verhoef. Code and documentation copyright 2018-2020 Andrea Spacca. Code and documentation copyright 2020- Andrea Spacca and Stefan Benten.

Code released under the MIT license.