wsend: the opposite of wget


wsend: The opposite of wget, for node

node-wsend is a Command Line Tool (CLI) for sending files. It's open-source and easy to use. We've designed wsend to be suitable for command line beginners and well seasoned users alike.

wsend dependencies should be handled by npm. And if you've ever run into this problem:

wsend uses for backend file handling.

sudo npm install wsend -g
  • Sending files right from the command line without having to specify a directory
  • Gives you a url
  • Integrates well with unix pipes
  • Send a file without registering
  • User accounts available with large amounts of storage space


 wsend <file>

Common Commands:

Send a file

 wsend file.txt

Send a file in an email to your friend (if you have the mail command set up)

 wsend -p logfile.log | mail -s "Here was that log file you wanted"


 wsend --register


 wsend --login

Refer a friend (receive 1GB for you and friend)

 wsend --refer

Get a referral link to send to people

 wsend --referlink
Account Space Price
Unregistered (Anonymous) Account 200MB Free
Free Account 2GB Free
Supporter Paid Account 10GB $10/year or $1/month
Enthusiast Paid Account (coming soon) 75GB $30/year or $3/month
Hero Paid Account (coming soon) 100GB $50/year or $5/month

The API is REST like in the sense that there is a representational transfer of state. It isn't REST like in the sense that the only transport method that is used is HTTP POST.

To get a user id:

curl -F "start=1"

This should be saved to a file or a database

To send a file:

curl -F "uid=$id" -F "filehandle=@$fileToSend"

Where $id is the id from the previous request and $fileToSend is the file you would like to send.

To see if the user has storage space available to send this file:

curl -F "uid=$id" -F "size=$fileToSendSize"

Where $fileToSendSize is the filesize in bytes.

To register a user:

curl -F "uid=$id" -F "email=$email" -F "password=$password"

You want to protect the password from showing up anywhere as security measure. For the wsend command line script the password is not echoed and passed directly as a variable.

To log in a user:

curl -F "email=$email" -F "password=$password"
  1. Q: How does this differ from wsend?

    A: This command line tool is written in javascript for node.js and while it has a dependency on npm and the packages which it requires and node is not as ubiquitous as bash and curl; it is easier to install and update.

  1. Q: When are the Enthusiast and Hero accounts going to become available?

    A: As soon as we generate enough income with the Supporter accounts we can purchase more servers and more space. We do not want to degrade the quality of paid accounts because paying customers deserve the best treatment. We do not want to offer services that we can't fully 100% support until we are ready to.

  2. Q: What is the max filesize?

    A: For the Unregistered Account it is 200MB, for the Free account it is 2GB, for the Paid accounts it is 10GB.

  3. Q: I had an unregistered 200MB account. Can I get a listing of my files?

    A: If you register through the command line and then log into you sould be able to get a listing of all of the files you have uploaded.

  4. Q: But I don't want to register, can't you list my files on the command line with a wsend --ls or some such?

    A: While command line account management is definitely in the works, we would really prefer it if you registered so you can make sure a file is actually yours before deleting.

  5. Q: I have an unregistered account, why is my file not loading?

    A: We remove files from unregistered accounts when they become 30 days old or space is needed on the server whichever comes first.

  6. Q: I have a free account, why are my files missing?

    A: We remove files from free accounts when they become 30 days old or space is needed on the server whichever comes first.

  7. Q: But why, that doesn't seem right, no other service does this?

    A: The wsend program and service is primarily provided for sending files. We have to maintain the best service possible for paying users, once the paying user-base grows we can support more benefits for the unregistered and free accounts. This service is not meant to compete with other services that store files for free, it can be used as a quick and easy way to send files.

  8. Q: Can I use the wsend script to interface with another web service?

    A: By all means, its GPL licensed and you can adapt it to whatever service you would like or create your own.

  9. Q: I have a problem but it is not listed here, who should I ask?

A: While we will try to respond to all requests, you can contact us at If you are a paying user we will definitely respond and will not rest till your problem is resolved.  Just fill out the contact form with your email that is registered to your paid account.  Paid accounts are so important to us because it not only keeps the lights on and the hard drives spinning, it validates what we are doing and it says you support us, you support the community, and you support an open internet where everyone can exchange ideas.  You are also joining us in contributing to something larger than ourselves.

If you find wsend difficult to use, please open up a Github issue or if you see an area that can be improved send a pull request!

This directory stores a file called .id, which is an identifier for the command line user.

This file stores an identifier for the command line user

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