Sometimes you need to serve a directory to a group in a small room.
npm install http-server -g http-server # another port # http-server -p 9080
Want to run it forever in production? Run it forever
forever start ../node_modules/http-server/bin/http-server # path the last argument to http-server and path it to where you want
python -m SimpleHTTPServer # specify port number via python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080
php -S 8080 # works for php 5.4 and up, php has its own package #or stick something on your /var/www bin and profit.
Want to share some files? use wget or curl Localhost is your website.
a specific file
curl -O http://localhost:port/FILE.TXT curl -O http://localhost:port/PIC.PNG
Using Wget Always works for me, included no parent and recursive to only get the desired directory.
wget --no-parent -r http://localhost:port/DIRECTORY