Simple static file (+ markdown) server.
Another static file server? Why buttle? Well... if you came here looking for a blazing fast server of static files, something with caching and compression options then you're in luck, that does exist! It just isn't buttle.
Buttle is tailored for use in development. It has baked in live reloading for html and markdown files. It'll on-the-fly convert your LESS filess to CSS... and cache nothing because it assumes you're actively hacking away. With buttle you can test drive that angular app you just cloned or maybe have your test runner page refresh whenever a source file is changed.
npm install -g buttle
Now you're serving files from your current working directory.
Use your favorite port:
buttle --port [your favorite port]
Disable automatic directory listing:
Live reload your html and markdown pages whenever watched files change (HTML pages need at least a
buttle --watch '**/*.md'
Open files on server startup:
buttle --open index.html
Set automatic index file names:
buttle --index foo.html,bar.html
Set the number of ports to attempt if your original or default port is busy:
buttle --max-attempts [number of attempts]
styles/main.css will also find
styles/main.less if the vanilla
CSS file does not exist.
Buttle will happily serve up your
.php files. Make sure
php is in your path
or provide a path to the php binary with the
--php-bin flag on the command
line or the
phpBin property in your
It's can be a pain to specify the same config options over and over. Place a
JSON file named
.buttlerc in the directory your run
"port": 9000"open": "README.md""watch": "*.md""phpBin": "/path/to/php/executable"