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
Just to avoid link to itself

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By: frans
2011-05-08 20:57:24

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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. Show Sample Output


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    for i in *; do echo "<li><a href='$i'>$i</a>"; done > index.html
    TexasDex · 2011-05-02 21:31:00 0

What Others Think

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.
Mozai · 375 weeks ago

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