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This works on all versions of python 2.X.
Tested on Linux and bundled python versions on Mac OSX and Solaris / UNIX
Note: Serves globally on port 8000.
Ctrl+c to stop.
Don't start the server and leave it on a internet connected machine. :)
"this command line isn't mine but i find it very useful" ^^
This one-liner starts a dedicated server hosting (web server) on port 8000 with the contents of current directory on all the interfaces (address 0.0.0.0), not just localhost. If you have "index.html" or "index.htm" files, it will serve those, otherwise it will list the contents of the currently working directory.
It works because python comes with a standard module called SimpleHTTPServer. The -m argument makes python to search for a module named SimpleHTTPServer.py in all the possible system locations (listed in sys.path and $PYTHONPATH shell variable). Once found, it executes it as a script. If you look at the source code of this module, you'll find that this module tests if it's run as a script if __name__ == '__main__', and if it is, it runs the test() method that makes it run a web server in the current directory.
In Python version 3, the module was merged into http.server. Gentlemen, change your aliases.
You have a python script that slowly prints output, you want to pipe the output to grep or tee, and you are impatient and want to watch the results right away. Rather than modify your script (making it slightly less efficient), use the -u option to have the output unbuffered.
essentially the ruby one, but perhaps has a larger installed base
Validates and pretty-prints the content fetched from the URL.
Will handle pretty much all types of CSV Files.
The ^M character is typed on the command line using Ctrl-V Ctrl-M and can be replaced with any character that does not appear inside the CSV.
Tips for simpler CSV files:
* If newlines are not placed within a csv cell then you can replace `map(repr, r)` with r
Requires Python; doesn't require a specific server to return your IP.
Just a small hack for ruby's environment.rb
on multihomed hosts, connected to several networks, could be usefull to know the source address (local ip address) used to reach the target host, this command does not require root priviledges.
The command use a TCP socket, if there is any error the command return an empty string, elsewhere return a valid ip address.
When need to pack the ZODB...