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

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.




    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


    • /usr/bin/netread
    • /usr/bin/netwrite
    • /usr/bin/nr
    • /usr/bin/nw
    • /usr/share/doc/netrw/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/netrw/NEWS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/netrw/README
    • /usr/share/doc/netrw/THANKS
    • /usr/share/doc/netrw/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/netrw/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/netread.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/netwrite.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/nr.1
    • /usr/share/man/man1/nr.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/nw.1
    • /usr/share/man/man1/nw.1.gz


    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)