Archives For November 30, 1999

Missing the old Dukto file transfer tool? The tool now is ported to Qt6 and easy to install via an Ubuntu PPA.

For those never heard about Dukto, it’s a free open-source file transfer tool for LAN (Local Network) use. With the clean elegant user interface, you can drag and drop to transfer files from one PC to anther, without worrying about users, permissions, operating systems, protocols, clients, servers and so on…

Dukto works on Mac OS, Windows, and Linux. Though it’s not being developed for years, the tool still works well and available to download at:

However, the deb package does not install in Ubuntu since it requires old Qt4 libraries!

Thanks to community, the Qt5 port is available and can be installed from the developer’s PPA. So far, it supports Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 22.04.

Install Dukto 6 via Ubuntu PPA:

Firstly, search for and open terminal from system app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xuzhen666/dukto

Type user password, no asterisk feedback, when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

Next, update package cache though it’s done automatically in Ubuntu 20.04 & higher:

sudo apt update

Finally, install the Qt5 version of Dukto via command:

sudo apt install dukto

Once installed, open the tool from system app launcher. It will automatic find other machines that have the tool opens.

Uninstall Dukto:

To remove Dukto, simply open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove dukto

And remove the Ubuntu PPA via command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:xuzhen666/dukto

Warpinator is a local network file transfer application developed by Linux Mint. It is written with Python 3 and works on most Linux desktops via Flatpak package.

The software offers a simple clean interface that lists all available network machines with Warpinator running.

To send files, simply select a remote machine and click ‘Send files’ button. File transfer must be first approved by the recipient.

How to Get Warpinator:

For Linux Mint:

Linux Mint users can simply search for and launch terminal from start menu. Then run the command below to install the application from system repository:

sudo apt install warpinator

For Ubuntu based systems

There’s a third-party PPA contains the Warpinator package as well as a few other mint tools Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04 and their derivatives.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal, and run the command below one by one to add the PPA and install the file transfer:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kelebek333/mint-tools
sudo apt update
sudo apt install warpinator

Install the app for most other Linux

The file transfer app is also available to install in most Linux systems as universal Flathub.

Firstly, follow the setup guide to install Flatpak daemon on your system.

Then, install Warpinator as flatpak package by running:

flatpak install flathub org.x.Warpinator

And if you want to remove the package, run command:

flatpak uninstall --delete-data org.x.Warpinator

Other platforms

There are unofficial clients for other platforms. Android user may simply search for and install it in F-Droid or Google Play.

For iOS, an unofficial client is in Beta stage.

And Windows user may download and install the EXE from this github project page.

NitroShare, a cross-platform network file transfer application, has reached the 0.3 release. Official PPA adds support for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Linux Mint 17.

Nitroshare is an old project started in 2012. The development goes live 2 months ago and the Nitroshare 0.3 is the first stable release that works on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.


  • new icon
  • written in C++ using Qt5.
  • remove file size limitations
  • see announcements for more.

Install NitroShare 0.3 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu and Linux Mint users, you can install the app either from PPA or via .deb installer.

To install NitroShare from PPA, open terminal and run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:george-edison55/nitroshare

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nitroshare

You can also download .deb binary (as well as Windows exe, OSX dmg) from and install it via Software Center.

NitroShare, a cross-platform network file transfer app, now is under active development since the previous 0.2 release was announced 2 years and a half ago.

Nitroshare is a cross-platform network file transfer application designed to make transferring any file to any device as painless as possible. It features:

  • Runs on Windows / Mac OS X / Linux
  • Automatic discovery of devices on the local network
  • Simple and intuitive user interface
  • Transfer entire directories
  • Completely free and open-source

NitroShare 0.2 in Ubuntu 14.04

Nitroshare project has been moved to The developers are now working on the 0.3 release which features:

  • updating to Qt 5 from Qt 4
  • simplification of discovery
  • removal of limitation on file size during transfers

Install NitroShare:

The 0.3 release is still under development, it may contain bugs and uncompleted features. Besides building from the source via the description in project page, Ubuntu users can get it from the daily build PPA.

To install NitroShare 0.2 (stable release), download and install the binaries for Windows, Mac OS, Ubuntu, and/or OpenSUSE/Fedora from the left pane in the link below:

For Ubuntu:

1. you may first checkout the OS type, 32-bit (i386) or 64-bit (amd64), by going to top-right corner shutdown menu and clicking “About This Computer” option.

2. Then grab the “nitroshare_0.2_amd64.deb” or “nitroshare_0.2_i386.deb” depends on your OS type.

3. Finally click open the package with Ubuntu Software Center and install it.

Dukto is a simple messenger and file transfor tool for LAN users. It works on Mac, Windows, Linux, and portable device (iPhone, Android devices, Nokia touch phones). It makes home file transfer easy!

Dukto main features are:

  • Simple user interface
  • No server or internet connection needed
  • Zero configuration
  • Clients auto-discovery
  • High speed file transfer
  • Multi-OS native support
  • Portable version available
  • Multi files and folders transfer
  • Transfers log
  • Send and receive text snippets (eg. useful for sending URLs)
  • Open received files directly from the application
  • Windows 7 taskbar integration with progress and transfer indicator
  • Show your IP addresses on the IP connection page
  • Full Unicode support
  • Metro style UI
  • Free and open source

Download and install Dukto:

For Ubuntu users: dukto r632-bit | 64-bit

For Windows and Mac:

For Android and iOS, download from Google Play and Apple Store.