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Create cheap and easy index.html file

Terminal - Create cheap and easy index.html file
F=index.html; for i in *; do [[ $i = $F ]] && continue; echo "<li><a href='$i'>$i</a>"; done >$F
2011-05-08 20:57:24
User: frans
Functions: echo
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Create cheap and easy index.html file

Just to avoid link to itself

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Terminal - Alternatives
for i in *; do echo "<li><a href='$i'>$i</a>"; done > index.html
2011-05-02 21:31:00
User: TexasDex
Functions: echo
Tags: bash
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If your admin has disabled Apache's directory index feature but you want to have a cheap way to enable it for one folder, this command will just create an index.html file with a link to each file in the directory (including the index.html file, which is not ideal but makes the command much simpler). The HTML isn't even remotely compliant, but it could easily be improved on. Also, the command needs to be run each time a file is added or removed to update the index.html file.

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Change

[[ $i = $F ]] && continue; echo ...

to just

[ "$i" = "$F" ] || echo ...

If the left side of a || is true, bash stops evaluating the expression. The double-quotes will prevent spaces in the filename from adding extra tokens to the test expression.

Comment by Mozai 167 weeks and 2 days ago

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