Share files with Grandma using git

The requirements

  • Should not cost money, not for my friend and not for his grandma
  • Should not be uploaded to the cloud
  • Grandma won’t need to install anything, preferably use a browser only

The Solution

I figured torrent is the best option, but wasn’t sure how to get that into the browser. Since requirement number 3 prevents the installation of additional software, and I am sure my friend would not enjoy teaching his grandma to use torrents, that would be long, tedious and will likely fail, it had to be in the browser.

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Outcome

I told my friend to use webtorrent desktop so he won’t need to run node and npm for the CLI version I used. It is a simpler way to create the torrent from the file and magnetize it.

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