Make zero setup file transfers within PCs in a LAN using Dukto for Linux

Dukto is a F.O.S.S that let’s you transfer files between PCs in a LAN environment. It is designed specifically for LAN use and so it works even when there is no internet connection. The best part of Dukto is zero setup to transfer files. To make a file transfer, users need to launch the utility on both the PCs, enter IP address of remote PC, and then just drag & drop the files into the Dukto’s interface and file transfer is done! No need to configure settings and no messing around with the file permissions.

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Apart from sending files and even folders, the utility can send and receive text snippets which is very useful in sending a URL to your colleagues. It maintains a transfer log where you can review the latest activity of sent and received files.  The user interface is metro style, simple and functional. A button for everything like for example you can click on network icon to find out the IP address of the computer.

Dukto on Linux Mint
Dukto on Linux Mint

Overall, Dukto can save lot of time in making file transfers due to zero configuration approach. Here is how you can install it on Ubuntu, Linux, Mint, Fedora, and on their derivatives.

Install Dukto on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, elementary OS

Step 1: Launch ‘Terminal’ and run the following command to add the PPA repository source.

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dukto.list"

Step 2: Perform an update.

sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install Dukto

sudo apt-get install dukto

Install Dukto on Fedora, Mandriva

Step 1: Launch ‘Terminal’ and run this command to add repository source.

dnf config-manager --add-repo

Step 2: Install Dukto

dnf install dukto

That’s it!

Kiran Kumar
Hi there! I'm Kiran Kumar, founder of I'm an avid Linux lover and enjoy hands-on with new promising distros. Currently, I'm using Ubuntu as a daily driver and run several other distros such as Fedora, Solus, Manjaro, Debian, and some new ones on my test PC and virtual machines. I have a day job as an Engineer, and this website is one of my favorite past time activities especially during Winter ;). When I'm not writing for FOSSLinux, I'm seen biking and hiking on scenic trails. Hope you enjoy using this website as much as I do writing for it. Feedback from readers is something that inspires me to do more, and spread Linux love!. If you find a time, drop me an email or feedback from the 'Contact' page. Or simply leave a comment below if you found this article useful. Have a good day!


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