This is a fork from : https://github.com/indexzero/http-server/ (thank you to all collaborators on the project)
Forked in order to add Basic Auth in it.
This repo will mostly be deleted when the original project will add Auth.
http-server-with-auth: a command-line http server
http-server-with-auth is a simple, zero-configuration command-line http server. It is powerful enough for production usage, but it's simple and hackable enough to be used for testing, local development, and learning.
npm install http-server-with-auth -g
This will install
http-server globally so that it may be run from the command line.
http-server-with-auth [path] [options]
[path] defaults to
./public if the folder exists, and
Installing as a node app
mkdir myapp cd myapp/ jitsu install http-server-with-auth
If you do not have
jitsu installed you can install it via
npm install jitsu -g
Starting http-server locally
Now you can visit http://localhost:8080 to view your server
-p Port to use (defaults to 8080)
--username Username for basic authentication [none]
--password Password for basic authentication [none]
-a Address to use (defaults to 0.0.0.0)
-d Show directory listings (defaults to 'True')
-i Display autoIndex (defaults to 'True')
--gzip When enabled (defaults to 'False') it will serve
./public/some-file.js.gz in place of
./public/some-file.js when a gzipped version of the file exists and the request accepts gzip encoding.
--ext Default file extension if none supplied (defaults to 'html')
--silent Suppress log messages from output
--cors Enable CORS via the
-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.
--utc Use UTC time format in log messages.
--proxy Proxies all requests which can't be resolved locally to the given url. e.g.: -P http://someurl.com
--ssl Enable https.
--cert Path to ssl cert file (default: cert.pem).
--key Path to ssl key file (default: key.pem).
--robots Provide a /robots.txt (whose content defaults to 'User-agent: *\nDisallow: /')
--help Print this list and exit.