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Serve current directory tree at http://$HOSTNAME:8080/

Terminal - Serve current directory tree at http://$HOSTNAME:8080/
twistd -no web
2014-02-01 22:35:50
User: nkorth
Serve current directory tree at http://$HOSTNAME:8080/

Install twistd first with

sudo apt-get install python-twistd-web


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
python -m SimpleHTTPServer
python -m http.server
2010-12-17 12:52:45
User: Alanceil
Functions: python

In Python version 3, the module was merged into http.server. Gentlemen, change your aliases.

twistd -n web --path .
python -m SimpleHTTPServer
2011-08-29 03:19:26
Functions: python
Tags: python

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. :)

python3 -m http.server

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