Sunday, January 9, 2011: Serving Files in Current Directory, the Quickest Way « from the old blog archive »
I need to test some HTML files in other web browsers on other computers, but I don't want to temporarily move/copy/symlink these files to Apache's directory. I found the solution:
From the docs,
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000
Serves files in current directory to everyone connecting to port 8000! Change the port number as needed.
So I added this to my
alias serve="python -m SimpleHTTPServer"
Note: If you don't specify a port number, this one defaults to port 8000. So you can just type