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2-cent Tip: 'Serve' your current directory

Amit Saha [amitsaha.in at gmail.com]

Thu, 2 Apr 2009 14:57:59 +0530

Hello all,

Perhaps this is too simple to be a 2c-tip, but still a tip. :)

The following script (either run by hand) or in a script starts up a HTTP server and makes available all the files and directories from which it is started, so as to make them available over the network:

python -m SimpleHTTPServer &

By default, it starts off the server on '8000' but that can be changed using:

python -m SimpleHTTPServer 9090, which starts the server on 9090, and can be accessed via the browser or any HTTP client using:


More on the Python module at http://docs.python.org/library/simplehttpserver.html

Thanks, Amit

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Published in Issue 162 of Linux Gazette, May 2009