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       netread - read data transported over network using netwrite


       netread  [udp]  [-f  host ] [-c] [-C algorithm ] [-o file ] [-s] [-b] [-h <n> ] [-H] <n> ]
       [-q] [-v] [-vv] [-V] [-vV]

       netread is part of the netrw package. It is a simple (but powerful) tool for  transporting
       data over the internet, in conjunction with netwrite(1)


       The  main  purpose of netrw is to simplify and speed up file transfers to hosts without an
       FTP server. It can also be used for uploading data to some other  user.  It  is  something
       like  one-way  netcat  (nc)  with  some nice features concerning data transfers. Netrw can
       compute and check message digest (MD5, SHA-1, and some  others)  of  all  the  data  being
       transferred,  it  can  also print information on progress and average speed. At the end it
       sums up the transfer.


       udp    Changes the default TCP protocol can be changed to UDP.

       -f host
              Works in the firewall mode; connection is initiated by netread.

       -c     This option is ignored. Transmission checksum is activated by default.

       -C algorithm
              Uses the specified algorithm for checksum. This option also implies -c
               . Supported algorithms (the first is default): sha1 md5 rmd160 none

       -o <file>
              Writes data to file instead of stdout.

       -s     In case -o option is specified, open the file for synchronous I/O. Otherwise,  this
              option has no effect.

       -b     print speed in b/s instead of B/s

       -h <n> Prints `#' after each n KiB transferred (def. 10485.76).

       -H <n> Prints `#' after each n MiB transferred (def. 10.24).

       -q     Be quiet.

       -v     Be verbose.

       -vv    Be very verbose.

       -V     Show version.

       -vV    Show verbose version.


       0      no errors.

       1      some error occured.

       2      checksum validation failed.


       netwrite(1), /usr/share/doc/netrw/README


       netread  was  written  by  Jiri  Denemark <>. For more information, visit

       This manual page was written by  Kumar  Appaiah  <>,  for  the  Debian
       project (but may be used by others).

                                            2007-10-14                                 netread(1)