Downloads:

91

Downloads of v 3.0:

50

Last Update:

01 Sep 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Theron Spiegl

Tags:

foss cli admin linux mac macos windows file transfer encrypted wifi ad-hoc

Flying Carpet (Portable)

3.0 | Updated: 01 Sep 2020

Downloads:

91

Downloads of v 3.0:

50

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Theron Spiegl

Flying Carpet (Portable) 3.0

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Details

To install Flying Carpet (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade Flying Carpet (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Flying Carpet (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade flyingcarpet.portable -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade flyingcarpet.portable -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure flyingcarpet.portable installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: flyingcarpet.portable
    state: present
    version: 3.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'flyingcarpet.portable' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: flyingcarpet.portable,
    Version: 3.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller flyingcarpet.portable
{
   Name     = 'flyingcarpet.portable'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'flyingcarpet.portable':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install flyingcarpet.portable version="3.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

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See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
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Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 02 Sep 2020.

Description

Wireless, encrypted file transfer over automatically configured ad hoc networking. No network infrastructure required (access point, router, switch). Just two laptops (Mac, Linux, and Windows supported) with wireless chips in close range.

Don't have a flash drive? Don't have access to a wireless network or don't trust one? Need to move a file larger than 2GB between different filesystems but don't want to set up a file share? Try it out!

Screenshots:

Picture demonstration of the Windows version
Picture demonstration of the macOS version
Picture demonstration of the GNU/Linux version

Features:

  • Cross-platform: Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • Transfer multiple files at once, without losing progress if the transfer is interrupted or canceled.
  • Speeds over 120mbps (with laptops close together).
  • Does not use Bluetooth or your local network, just wireless chip to wireless chip.
  • Files encrypted in transit.
  • Large files supported (<10MB RAM usage while transferring a 4.5GB file).
  • No installation required and no dependencies needed.
  • Interoperable GUI and CLI versions.

Restrictions:

  • The Mac version is a standard .app bundle, the Linux version is an executable that writes dependencies to a temp location and runs from there, and the Windows version is a .zip with an .exe and other dependencies inside. I'm working on a better solution for Windows. It was a standalone .exe when I was using wxWidgets but this has not been possible since moving to Qt. PRs welcome.
  • 64-bit only. Supported Operating Systems: macOS 10.12+, Windows 7+, and Linux Mint 18. I only have access to so many laptops, so if you've tried on other platforms please let me know whether it worked.
  • Disables your wireless internet connection while in use (does not apply to Windows when receiving).
  • On Mac: You may have to right-click and select "Open" if your settings don't allow running unsigned applications.
  • On Windows: Click "More info" and "Run anyway" if you receive a Windows SmartScreen prompt. You may also need to disable WiFi Sense.
  • I need help testing on Linux and supporting non-Debian-based distributions! Currently only confirmed to work on Mint 18, and only on wireless cards/drivers that support ad hoc networking with nmcli.
  • Flying Carpet should rejoin you to your previous wireless network after a completed or canceled transfer. This will not happen if the program freezes, crashes, or if the windows is closed during operation.

Planned features:

Licenses for third-party tools and libraries used can be found in the "3rd_party_licenses" folder.


tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$PackageName = 'flyingcarpet.portable'
$ToolsPath = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$InstallDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $PackageName

$desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")

$PackageArgs = @{
	PackageName = $PackageName
	Url64 = 'https://github.com/spieglt/FlyingCarpet/releases/download/3.0/flyingcarpet.CLI.Windows.zip'
	Checksum64 = 'ef10955969259e1d26f5a64bc68cd4504e76223c3315b7f2edcadfff4046689d0796dc1615be23d189be987704287ec5d19ba82599411bb65d9549448f5d08b5'
	ChecksumType64 = 'sha512'
	UnzipLocation = $InstallDir
}
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @PackageArgs

Install-BinFile flyingcarpet -path "$InstallDir\flyingcarpet.exe" -UseStart
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$PackageName = 'flyingcarpet.portable'
$InstallDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $PackageName
$desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")

Uninstall-BinFile flyingcarpet -path "$InstallDir\flyingcarpet.exe"
Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName $PackageName -ZipFileName '$filename'

Remove-Item $InstallDir

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Flying Carpet (Portable) 1.2 16 Monday, August 31, 2020 Approved
Flying Carpet (Portable) 1.1 25 Friday, July 31, 2020 Approved

Version 3.0 added scrypt, fixed secretbox use, fixed Linux->Mac transfers, improved Linux network code, and disabled buttons during transfer. Not compatible with earlier versions of Flying Carpet.

Flying Carpet enables wireless, encrypted, cross-platform file transfer over automatically configured ad hoc networking. No network infrastructure required (access point, router, switch). Just two laptops (Mac, Linux, and Windows supported) with wireless chips in close range.

Don't have a flash drive? Don't have access to a wireless network or don't trust one? Need to move a file larger than 2GB between different filesystems but don't want to set up a file share? Try it out!


This package has no dependencies.

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