A simple zero-configuration command-line dynamic http server
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http-server: a command-line http server

dynamic-http-server is a work-in-progress static http server with include functionality. It is a fork of https://github.com/indexzero/http-server

Installing globally:

Installation via npm:

 npm install dynamic-http-server -g

This will install dynamic-http-server globally so that it may be run from the command line.


 dynamic-http-server [path] [options]
 dhs [path] [options]

[path] defaults to ./public if the folder exists, and ./ otherwise.

Now you can visit http://localhost:8080 to view your server

Available Options:

-p Port to use (defaults to 8080)

-a Address to use (defaults to

-d Show directory listings (defaults to 'True')

-i Display autoIndex (defaults to 'True')

-e or --ext Default file extension if none supplied (defaults to 'html')

-s or --silent Suppress log messages from output

--cors Enable CORS via the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header

-o Open browser window after starting the server

-c Set cache time (in seconds) for cache-control max-age header, e.g. -c10 for 10 seconds (defaults to '3600'). To disable caching, use -c-1.

-U or --utc Use UTC time format in log messages.

-P or --proxy Proxies all requests which can't be resolved locally to the given url. e.g.: -P http://someurl.com

-S or --ssl Enable https.

-C or --cert Path to ssl cert file (default: cert.pem).

-K or --key Path to ssl key file (default: key.pem).

-r or --robots Provide a /robots.txt (whose content defaults to 'User-agent: *\nDisallow: /')

-h or --help Print this list and exit.


Include files in your html-files with the following syntax: {{include page.html}}

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