One command line web server on port 80 using nc (netcat)

nc -kl 5432 -c 'echo -e "HTTP/1.1 200 OK\r\n$(date)\r\n\r\n";echo "<p>How are you today?</p>"'
-k, --keep-open will keep connection alive, and we could exclude using 'while true' nc is such a powerful command, it could be used instead of any OS! :p
Sample Output
/home/me> curl -i localhost:5432
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Tue Nov 12 15:40:27 EET 2013


<p>How are you today?</p>

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By: gvitalie
2013-11-12 14:00:11

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I don't have the '-c' parameter available, which Netcat version are you using?.
hablutzel1 · 143 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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