Airshare is a Python-based CLI tool and module that lets you transfer data between two machines in a local network, P2P, using Multicast-DNS. It also opens an HTTP gateway for other non-CLI external interfaces. It works completely offline! Built with aiohttp and zeroconf. Checkout the demo.
Blazing fast content transfer within a local network.
Lets you transfer plain text, send from or receive into your clipboard.
Supports transfer of multiple files, directories and large files - content is sent chunk by chunk and never read into memory entirely.
Lets you send files whose paths have been copied into the clipboard (more details in the docs).
Cross-platform, works on Linux, Windows and Mac (CLI and Web Interface), and also supports mobile (Web Interface).
Uses Multicast-DNS service registration and discovery - so you can access content with human-readable code words.
Can be used as a module in other Python programs.
$ pip install Airshare
$ pipx install Airshare
$ brew install airshare
Send and receive files and directories.
To send using the CLI,
$ airshare noobmaster requirements.txt
To receive using the CLI,
$ airshare noobmaster
http://noobmaster.local:8000 in the browser to download.
You can also
import airshare in any Python program. Visit the documentation for detailed usage instructions.
Link-local Name Resolution (for the
.local addresses) on non-Apple devices requires Avahi (on Linux) or Bonjour (on Windows). Chances are you already have them, but if you don't, do check the web on how to install them.
Android browsers do not have inbuilt Multicast-DNS service discovery, and cannot resolve the
.local addresses. For this reason, we included QR Code support, for you to visit the URLs easily.
Windows users with Python < 3.8, use Ctrl + Break to quit, as Ctrl + C will not work. This is a known issue with
asyncio, which has been fixed in Python 3.8. If you do not have a Break key, try using Ctrl + Fn + B, or check the web for other alternatives (depending on your PC).
Contributions are welcome! Read our Contribution Guide for more details.
The Airshare logo was designed by Siddique.
The Airshare GIF was created by Anam Saatvik.