droppy is a self-hosted file storage server with a web interface and capabilities to edit files and view media directly in the browser. It is particularly well-suited to be run on low-end hardware like the Raspberry Pi.
demo)Features (try the
- Responsive, scalable HTML5 interface
- Realtime updates of file system changes
- Directory and Multi-File upload
- Drag-and-Drop support
- Clipboard support to create image/text files
- Side-by-Side mode
- Simple and fast Search
- Shareable public download links
- Zip download of directories
- Powerful text editor with themes and broad language support
- Image and video gallery with touch support
- Audio player with seeking support
- Fullscreen support for editor and gallery
- Supports installing to the homescreen
- Docker images available for x86-64, ARMv6, ARMv7 and ARMv8
Two directories will be used, one for configuration and one for the actual files:
config: defaults to
~/.droppy/config, override with
droppy maintains an in-memory representation of the
files directory. If you're on slow storage and/or serving 100k or more files, the initial indexing on startup will likely take some time.
Local Installation 📦
Node.js >= 8.0.0 installed, run:
$ sudo npm install -g --production droppy$ droppy start -c /srv/droppy/config -f /srv/droppy/files
To update, run
$ sudo npm update -g --production droppy
To make droppy run in the background, you can use the
--daemon option, thought it is adviced that you install it as a persistent service in your system. For Linux, see these guides:
Docker installation 🐳
The following images are available:
silverwind/armhf-droppyfor ARMv6 and ARMv7
To pull and run, use:
$ docker run --name droppy -p 127.0.0.1:8989:8989 silverwind/droppy
This method uses automatic volumes for
/files which can be overridden through
-v /srv/droppy/config:/config and
-v /srv/droppy/files:/files. If you're using existing files, it's advisable to use
-e UID=1000 -e GID=1000 to get new files written with correct ownership.
To update a docker installation, run
$ docker pull silverwind/droppy$ docker stop droppy && docker rm droppy$ docker run --name droppy -p 127.0.0.1:8989:8989 silverwind/droppy
Alternatively, you can use the example
$ curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/silverwind/droppy/master/examples/docker-compose.yml$ docker-compose up
docker-compose.yml uses the subdirectories
files of the current working directory for storing data.
By default, the server listens on all IPv4 and IPv6 interfaces on port 8989. On first startup, a prompt to create login data for the first account will appear. Once it's created, login credentials are enforced. Additional accounts can be created in the options interface or the command line. Configuration is done in
config/config.json, which is created with these defaults:
"listeners" :"host": "0.0.0.0" "::""port": 8989"protocol": "http""public": false"timestamps": true"linkLength": 5"linkExtensions": false"logLevel": 2"maxFileSize": 0"updateInterval": 1000"pollingInterval": 0"keepAlive": 20000"allowFrame": false"readOnly": false"ignorePatterns":"watch": true
listenersArray - Defines on which network interfaces, port and protocols the server will listen. See listener options below.
listenershas no effect when droppy is used as a module. The default listens on HTTP port 8989 on all interfaces and protocols.
publicboolean - When enabled, no user authentication is performed. Default:
timestampsboolean - When enabled, adds timestamps to log output. Default:
linkLengthnumber - The amount of characters in a shared link. Default:
linkExtensionsboolean - Whether shared links should include the file extension. This can be used to allow other software to make a guess on the content of the file without actually retrieving it. Default:
logLevelnumber - Logging amount.
0is no logging,
2is info (HTTP requests),
3is debug (Websocket communication). Default:
maxFileSizenumber - The maximum file size in bytes a user can upload in a single file.
0means no limit. Default:
updateIntervalnumber - Interval in milliseconds in which a single client can receive update messages through changes in the file system. Default:
pollingIntervalnumber - Interval in milliseconds in which the file system is polled for changes, which may necessary for files on external or network-mapped drives. Corresponds to chokidar's usePolling option. This is CPU-intensive.
0disables polling. Default:
keepAlivenumber - Interval in milliseconds in which the server sends websocket keepalive messages, which may be necessary when proxies are involved.
0disables keepalive messages. Default:
allowFrameboolean - Allow the page to be loaded into a
readOnlyboolean - Treat all files as being read-only. Default:
compressionboolean - Whether to serve brotli/gzip compressed static content. Default:
true. Note that compression incurs no performance penalty because pre-compressed artifacts are included in the distribution. Default:
devboolean - Enable developer mode, skipping resource minification and enabling live reload. Default:
ignorePatternsArray - Array of file path glob patterns to ignore when indexing files. See here for supported patterns. Default:
watchboolean - Whether to watch the local file system for changes. Disabling this may improve performance when dealing with a large number of files, but with the downside that changes not done via droppy won't be detected. Default:
listeners defines on which network interfaces, ports and protocol(s) the server will listen. For example:
"listeners":"host": "::""port": 80"socket": "/tmp/droppy""protocol": "http""host": "0.0.0.0""port": 443"protocol": "https""key": "~/certs/example.com.key""cert": "~/certs/example.com.crt""dhparam": "~/certs/example.com.dh""hsts": 31536000
The above configuration will result in:
- HTTP listening on all IPv4 and IPv6 interfaces, port 80 and on the unix domain socket
- HTTPS listening on all IPv4 interfaces, port 443, with 1 year of HSTS duration, using the provided TLS files.
A listener object accepts these options:
hoststring/Array - Network interface(s) addresses to listen on. Required when
portis given. Note that "::" will typically bind to both IPv4 and IPv6 on all addresses but a "0.0.0.0" address might be required if IPv6 is disabled.
portnumber/string/Array - Network port(s) to listen on. Required when
socketstring/Array - Unix domain socket(s) to listen on.
protocolstring - Protocol to use,
For TLS the following additional options are available. Paths can be given relative to the configuration directory and
~ is resolved as expected.
certstring - Path to PEM-encoded TLS certificate file, which can include additional intermediate certificates concatenated after the main certificate. Required.
keystring - Path to PEM-encoded TLS private key file. Required.
dhparamstring - Path to PEM-encoded TLS Diffie-Hellman parameters file. If not provided, new 2048 bit parameters will be generated on launch and saved for future use.
passphrasestring - Passphrase for the TLS private key in case it is encrypted.
hstsnumber - Length of the HSTS header in seconds. Set to
0to disable HSTS.
droppy can be used with express, see the express example.
optionsObject: Options. Extends config.json. In addition to above listed options,
logare present on the API.
Returns a object
droppy supports all modern browsers that can run ECMAScript 2015 or newer.
Working with other websocket servers
To use droppy in a server that uses other websocket applications on the same
port you can pass
setupWebSocket instead of a server object. The
function will return a websocket server object that you can use like normal in
your application. See documentation for the ws npm package for more information.
Downloading from the command line
To download shared links with
wget to the correct filename:
$ curl -OJ url$ wget --content-disposition url
To start a live-reloading dev server:
$ git clone https://github.com/silverwind/droppy && cd droppy$ npm i$ node droppy start --dev
The Makefile has a few tasks for updating dependencies, pushing docker images, see the comment above for dependencies of those tasks.
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