Man Linux: Main Page and Category List


       gnunet-auto-share - process to share a directory


       gnunet-auto-share [OPTIONS] DIRECTORY*


       In  order  to share files with other GNUnet users, the files must first
       be made available to GNUnet.  This tool  allows  you  to  automatically
       share all files from certain directories.

       In order to start sharing files, invoke gnunet-auto-share with the name
       of the directories.  As long as gnunet-auto-share is running, any files
       placed  in  the  directories  will  be automatically shared.  Note that
       files that you share may not always continue to be available after  you
       leave  the  network.   gnunet-auto-share  remembers  the list of shared
       directories in the configuration file.  So  the  next  time  you  start
       gnunet-auto-share,  you  do  not have to specify the directories again;
       however, you  can  run  gnunet-auto-share  multiple  times,  specifying
       additional directories each time.

       gnunet-auto-share  will  automatically  extract keywords from the files
       that are shared.  Users that want to download  files  from  GNUnet  use
       keywords  to  search for the appropriate content.  You can manually add
       keywords using the -K option.

       The directory structure of files in  the  shared  directories  will  be
       maintained.   gnunet-auto-share  only  supports  publishing files using
       indexing.  Indexing a file means that an index is added  to  the  local
       (!)   database  with symbolic links to the file itself.  The links will
       use the SHA-512 hash of the entire file as the filename.   Indexing  is
       generally   significantly   more  efficient  and  the  default  choice.
       However, indexing only works if the indexed file can be read (using the
       same  absolute path) by gnunetd, so you should run gnunet-auto-share on
       the same machine that uses gnunetd.

       You can add metadata for the shared files by specifying metadata  in  a
       metadata     configuration     file     (by    default    located    in
       ~/.gnunet/metadata.conf).  The format of this file  is  just  like  the
       normal GNUnet configuration files.  Each section name should correspond
       to a filename in one of the directories.  Note that  if  you  have  the
       same filename corresponding to different files in multiple directories,
       you cannot specify different meta  data.   The  keys  are  the  various
       metadata  types and the entries correspond to the metadata values.  The
       special type "keyword" can be used to specify a list of  keywords  that
       should be used for the respective file. Example:

        title = "The GNU Public License"
        copyright = "1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc."
        version = "2"
        date = "June 1991"
        mimetype = "text/plain"
        description = "The most frequently used free software license"
        language = "English"
        organization = "Free Software Foundation"
        keywords = "GPL GNU free license public FSF test"

        title = "Official logo of teh GNUnet project"
        description = "Combines the GNU logo with a spider-net"
        mimetype = "image/svg+xml"
        artist = "Nicklas Larsson"
        date = "14.7.2005"
        organization = "The GNU Project"
        keywords = "GNUnet logo"
        contributor = "Christian Muellner"

       Metadata   specification   only   works  for  files  in  the  top-level
       directories, all other files will only be listed as part  of  the  top-
       level directories and be given metadata using libextractor.

       -c  FILENAME,  --config=FILENAME  Use  alternate  config  file (if this
       option is not specified, the default is ~/.gnunet/gnunet.conf).

       -d, --debug
              do not detach from the console (for debugging); log messages are
              written to stderr.

       -D, --disable-direct
              Disable  direct  indexing information that would otherwise refer
              to files inside of directories directly.  Without  -D,  contents
              can   be   found   directly   using   keywords   extracted  with
              libextractor.  Use -D if you index directories with many similar
              files  that  are  adequately  described  using  keywords for the
              directory and for  which  individual  references  would  unduely
              pollute the global keyword search space.  Also use -D to disable
              libextractor for individual file publications.  This way you can
              ensure  that  a  file will only be referenced using the keywords
              that you are specifying explicitly.

       -h, --help
              Print a brief help page with all the options.

       -H HOSTNAME, --host=HOSTNAME
              on which host is gnunetd running (default: localhost).  You  can
              also specify a port using the syntax HOSTNAME:PORT.  The default
              port is 2087.

       -L LOGLEVEL, --loglevel=LOGLEVEL
              Change the loglevel.  Possible values for LOGLEVEL are  NOTHING,
              FATAL,  ERROR,  WARNING,  INFO,  STATUS  and  DEBUG.   Note that
              options in the configuration  file  take  precedence  over  this
              option (the argument will be ignored in that case).

       -p PRIORITY, --prio=PRIORITY
              Executive summary: You probably don’t need it.

              Set  the  priority of the inserted content (default: 65535).  If
              the local database is full, GNUnet will discard the content with
              the  lowest ranking.  Note that ranks change over time depending
              on popularity.  The default should be high  enough  to  preserve
              the  locally  inserted content in favor of content that migrates
              from other peers.

       -v, --version
              Print the version number.

       -V, --verbose
              Be verbose.  Using this option causes gnunet-auto-share to print
              progress  information  and  the  file identification that can be
              used to download the file from GNUnet.


       Use  the  following  command  to  have  gnunet-auto-share  run  in  the
       background and share the "/home/share/" directory:

        $ gnunet-auto-share /home/share/

       Use the following command to share the "/home/share/" directory and see
       the URIs of uploaded files.  You can abort the daemon with CTRL-C:

        $ gnunet-auto-share -d -V /home/share/


       As most GNUnet command-line tools, gnunet-auto-share  supports  passing
       arguments  using  environment variables.  This can improve your privacy
       since otherwise the name of the shared directory will likely be visible
       to  other local users.  Setting "GNUNET_ARGS" will cause the respective
       string to be appended to the actual command-line and  to  be  processed
       the same way as arguments given directly at the command line.


              GNUnet configuration file


       Report  bugs  by  using mantis <> or by sending
       electronic mail to <>


       gnunet-gtk(1), gnunet-insert(1), gnunet-search(1),  gnunet-download(1),
       gnunet.conf(5), gnunetd(1), extract(1)