I saw this tweet this morning:
Use Signal for messages.— Thomas H. Ptacek (@tqbf) May 18, 2021
Use Tarsnap for backups.
Use Magic Wormhole for file transfers.
Use age for file encryption (but make sure file encryption is actually what you need). https://t.co/Ih5D5dNa6x
I've heard of the other things, but what is magic wormhole? Its a way to send files from one computer to another using a magic phrase. The idea is that you are on the phone with someone, you send them a file, say a phrase over the phone, and they use that phrase to get the files to their computer.
Let's try it. On Debian:
sudo apt install magic-wormhole
brew install magic-wormhole
Sending a file
To send a file
$ md5sum Anarchist\ Design\ Book.pdf bb30cdf2185d40cff0e269a954f05d8e Anarchist Design Book.pdf $ wormhole send Anarchist\ Design\ Book.pdf Sending 26.7 MB file named 'Anarchist Design Book.pdf' Wormhole code is: 1-glossary-neptune On the other computer, please run: wormhole receive 1-glossary-neptune
And then on the other side:
$ wormhole receive 1-glossary-neptune Receiving file (26.7 MB) into: Anarchist Design Book.pdf ok? (y/N): y Receiving (<-22.214.171.124:9245).. 100% 26.7M/26.7M [00:11<00:00, 2.27MB/s] Received file written to Anarchist Design Book.pdf $ md5sum Anarchist\ Design\ Book.pdf bb30cdf2185d40cff0e269a954f05d8e Anarchist Design Book.pdf
Fast and easy, at least once you have it installed!