netrw - netcat like tool with nice features to transport files over network

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name netrw
Package version 1.3.2
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 140 B
Download size 39.92 KB
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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. Netrw 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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
netrw_1.3.2-2_i386.deb 1.3.2 i386 Ubuntu Universe
netrw - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package netrw_1.3.2-2_amd64.deb
Source Package netrw

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install netrw deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install netrw




2008-06-30 - Giovanni Mascellani <>
netrw (1.3.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Bumped to debhelper compat 7 (no changes required)
* Updated to policy 3.8.0 (no changes required)
* debian/copyright: converted to new machine-readable copyright format
* Dropped use of libssl, uses build-it MD5 function now
* Removed Kumar Appaiah from Uploaders, on his request
2007-10-19 - Giovanni Mascellani <>
netrw (1.3.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #446601)

See Also

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netsniff-ng_0.5.5.0-3_amd64.deb packet sniffing beast
netspeed_0.16-3_amd64.deb Traffic monitor applet for GNOME
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nettle-bin_2.4-1_amd64.deb low level cryptographic library (binary tools)
nettoe_1.3.2-1_amd64.deb networked version of Tic Tac Toe (3x3 Grid) for the console
netwag-doc_5.36.0-1.2_all.deb documentation for netwag frontend
netwag_5.36.0-1.2_all.deb graphical frontend for netwox
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