Minimal webserver in python

There is a minimal web server in the python standard library. To use it, change to the directory you want to serve and execute the script below:


#!/usr/bin/env python
import SimpleHTTPServer, BaseHTTPServer
except KeyboardInterrupt:
    print '^C received, bye bye!'

By default, the directory is served on port 8000, so point your browser to http://localhost:8000/ to see your freshly online website. Alternatively, you can specify the port as first argument. For example:

 > 1234

Posted by pierre on 8 September 2007 in python

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