fexsend has a feature "fex yourself more easily"
If you use a "." as the recipient address the file is sent to yourself and the download URL is shown.
framstag@fex: fexsend some.thing . Server/User: http://email@example.com Recipient: firstname.lastname@example.org some.thing : 18304 kB in 2 s (9152 kB/s) Location: http://fex.belwue.de/fop/7Hxt1t8J/some.thingSo, you can download the file by simply copy&pasting the URL, for example with wget.
But what if you cannot use your mouse, for example if you have a text
console without GUI or you must provide the download link by telephone?
Then a more easier URL is desirable! Do it with // as pseudo-recipient!
framstag@flupp: fexsend zz.tar // Server/User: http://email@example.com zz.tar : 8906 kB in 1 s (8906 kB/s) Location: http://fex.belwue.de/fop/3c1WzS4X/zz.tar Location: http://fex.belwue.de//zz.tarLook at the last line!
Background: I have VMs with NAT, but without GUI, therefore no cut+paste, no NFS, no ssh, no sendfile and fexsend is not configured. Nevertheless I want "quick&dirty" file transfer to this VM. Typing a regular F*EX download URL is nasty (7Hxt1t8J).
But http://fex.belwue.de//zz.tar is much easier to handle, even tellable via a phone call.
You may also use the pseudo recipients "." and "//" with the web interface.