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dead-simple-server

dead-simple-server

Live update for multiple directories of static files.

Features

. Serve multiple directories on distinct ports . Persistent configuration using nedb. Simple configuration through http://localhost:8847

What is it good for?

For developers/designers with multiple concurrent projects, dead-simple-server is a single point to configure independant web servers for static files.

Install

npm install -g dead-simple-server

Start 'er up

TL;DR

dead-simple-server

Visiting http://localhost:8847 will bring up the console page. Multiple directories can be configured and served on different ports.

./dead-simple-server --help
 
  Usage: dead-simple-server [options]
 
  Options:
 
    -h, --help      output usage information
    -V, --version   output the version number
    -d, --database  Name of the database file, defaults to dss.db
    -p, --port      Port to run server on, defaults to 8847
    -q, --quiet     Do not open the control panel on startup
    -l, --logging   Amount of logging, one of 'silent', 'debug', or 'error', default is 'silent'
  • --database specify a database file to use, defaults to dss.db in the current directory
  • --port which port to start the web app, defaults to 8847 (http://localhost:8847)
  • --open if you would like the web app to open at startup. Each served directory is automatically opened in the default browser.
  • --logging how much logging do you want? Default is silent

Configuration

Control panel

New "sites" can be added by clicking the "+" on the configuration site. A server listening at the specified port will be started and the a page opened up showing the contents of the directory.

Add directory

In this example, the directory /Users/blezek/Project/build will be served on http://localhost:8123. This configuration will be saved for the next run of dead-simple-server.

Edit delete

Directories can be edited or deleted.

License

Copyright (c) 2014, Daniel Blezek, All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

  3. Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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