Can anyone suggest a simple,I mean simple file sharing program like Giver,that will work across Lubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 10.04.Giver is not in the 12.04 repo..Thanks in advance.
Try Transfer-on-lan from http://code.google.com/p/transfer-on-lan/downloads/list. It is a simple java application, and not only cross *ubuntu family of OSs but also cross platform, ie Linux, Windows, Mac.
Download the tar.gz and extract the TransferOnLAN folder in the archive to somewhere in your home. Now make a launcher to run the TransferOnLAN.jar file with the commandIf you're not sure how to make a launcher in Lubuntu simply open Leafpad and copy the text below into it. Save it as transferonlan.desktop file. Use the full pathway to the java executable jar file, and make sure the .desktop file is executable as well.Code:java -jar /full/path/to/TransferOnLAN.jar
I use this a lot between several machines in the household and find it extremely good. It is not a real alternative to, for example, using ssh over the network, as files will only go in the the one direction, ie, away from the machine you're working on, but it is nevertheless a very useful utility and does exactly what it sets out to do.Code:#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Name=TransferOnLAN Comment=Transfer on LAN Exec=java -jar /home/path/to/TransferOnLAN-0.4.5/TransferOnLAN.jar Icon=/path/to/chosen/icon Terminal=false Type=Application # MimeType=text/plain # Categories=GTK;Utility;Network;
not sure where to go from here.Code:john@john-OptiPlex-GX260:~$ java -jar /full/path/to/TransferOnLAN.jar The program 'java' can be found in the following packages: * default-jre * gcj-4.6-jre-headless * openjdk-6-jre-headless * gcj-4.5-jre-headless * openjdk-7-jre-headless Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package> john@john-OptiPlex-GX260:~$
It sounds as if you don't have java installed on your machine so tryif you are using 10.04, or openjdk-7-jre if on 12.04. You can also use synaptic, of course.Code:sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre
It is also worth adding the icedtea plugin, so search for that and install it in synaptic as well.
I can recommend nitroshare.
It's also available for Linux and Windows.
after installing Java I run the first command and get this:
I create the Launcher,and make it executable and try running the above command again,and/or try the Launcher,no effect,I try opening the TransferOnLAN.sh file,which gives me the option Execute,Execute in terminal,Open or Cancel,still cant get it to open,I might be missing this:Code:john@john-OptiPlex-GX260:~$ java -jar /full/path/to/TransferOnLAN.jar Unable to access jarfile /full/path/to/TransferOnLAN.jar john@john-OptiPlex-GX260:~$I tried all the above with the Ubuntu 10.04 box,I can open it by clicking on the .sh file.Use the full pathway to the java executable jar file, and make sure the .desktop file is executable as well.
I didn't mean you to copy the full pathway to the shell script like that; it was just a way to show you how to add the full path.Code:john@john-OptiPlex-GX260:~$ java -jar /full/path/to/TransferOnLAN.jar Unable to access jarfile /full/path/to/TransferOnLAN.jar john@john-OptiPlex-GX260:~$
So if the ToL folder is in your Downloads folder in home usebut again, enter your proper username, not "your-username" in the path as I show it here.Code:java -jar /home/your-username/Downloads/TransferOnLAN-0.4.10/TransferOnLAN.jar
Double clicking on the .sh shell-script, and choosing Execute in terminal should also start the application, so I am not sure what is going wrong for you.
Last edited by ajgreeny; November 14th, 2012 at 12:31 AM.
Oddly after running this,and Tol opens,I closed it and went in and tried opening it with the .sh shell script,click execute and it worked.Code:java -jar /home/john/TransferOnLAN-0.4.10/TransferOnLAN.jar
Thanks ajgreeny for your help.