Ad hoc serving of HTTP requests from any directory.
$ npm install -g serv $ cd directory/to/serv $ serv Serving files from directory/to/serv at http://localhost:8000 Press Ctrl+L to launch in browser Press Ctrl+C to quit
By default, serv only allows access from the local machine. This protects your
file system from external network access. If remote access is needed, you may
specify an IP address to bind to with the
-b flag, or
--public to allow all
network access. Access may still be limited by your machine's firewall.
$ serv -h Options: -h, --help Show this help message [boolean] -b, --bind IP to bind the server to [default: "127.0.0.1"] -p, --port Port to bind the server to, uses PORT env var if set [default: "Auto (8000+)"] -v, --version serv version --path File system path to expose [default: <current working directory>] --public Listen on all available IP addresses [boolean]
Direct API access is also available:
var serv = ;var app =;app; // may optionally override the port and host...app;
Note: direct API usage will not automatically look for an open port. That feature is only available from the shell.