A ge.tt / min.us clone for your private servers


DropShare is a shameless ge.tt / min.us clone. droplr is also similar.


A few different clients are avaible.

With the web-client you can drag-n-drop or use the normal upload/download.



dropshare /path/to/file.ext

# Example - share your public ssh key with someone
dropshare ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

Example Output

Your file, Sir! (or Ma'am):


wget 'http://api.dropsha.re/files/foHsCQA/coolaj86@ubuntu-tablet.pub'

curl 'http://api.dropsha.re/files/foHsCQA' -o 'coolaj86@ubuntu-tablet.pub'


sudo wget 'https://raw.github.com/coolaj86/dropshare/master/clients/dropshare.sh' -O '/usr/local/bin/dropshare'
sudo chmod a+x '/usr/local/bin/dropshare'


If you're interested in consulting or setup to run DropShare on your private network at your Home Office, or Business please contact coolaj86@gmail.com.

  1. Install redis. See Appendix (below) for installing redis on OS X.
  2. Install Spark with npm install -g spark.
  3. Copy config.default.js to config.js, and customize any server settings you would like.
  4. Run cd public; ./deploy.sh to compile the static assets.
  5. Start the server with spark. By default it runs on port 3700.

Run the tests with:

cd tests

The tests depend on being in the same directory as the test script, due to paths to resources and such.


Dropshare is available under the following licenses:

  • MIT
  • Apache 2


brew install redis

mkdir -p ~/Library/LaunchAgents

launchctl unload -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/io.redis.redis-server.plist 2>/dev/null || true
cp /usr/local/Cellar/redis/2.2.12/io.redis.redis-server.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
launchctl load -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/io.redis.redis-server.plist

To start redis manually:

redis-server /usr/local/etc/redis.conf

To access the server: redis-cli

sudo apt-get install redis