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shuss

shuss - super http u* static server NPM version

Super simple yet comprehensive static files server. Shuss ūüéŅ

u*: pick one

  • uber
  • unicorn
  • universal
  • ubuesque
  • unix
  • uhuhuh

Installation

Shuss requires Node.js to run.

npm install shuss

You'd probably want it in available globally, with:

npm install -g shuss

Livereload

To enjoy the pleasure of the livereload feature, just follow the official browser extension installation guide. Easy.

Settings

Shuss loads settings in that order:

  1. defaults
  2. env
  3. -f <file>
  4. cli args

There are very few settings, all defaulted.

  • port: 1234
  • dir: '.'
  • livreload: false
  • livereloadport: 35729
  • verbose: false

CLI usage

$ > shuss -h
shuss [options...]
 
Options:
  -d, --dir          Served files directory                 [default: "."]
  -p, --port         Runs Shuss on the specified port       [default: "1234"]
  --verbose          Speak to me
  -l, --livereload   Enables LiveReload
  --livereload_port  Runs LiveReload on the specified port  [default: "35729"]
  -f, --file         Config file path
  -v, --version      Return actual Shuss version
  -h, --help         Displays Shuss help

Default usage:

$ > shuss
info: serving /Users/arnaud/projects/shuss on http://0.0.0.0:1234

Specific port and livereload (on default port):

$ > shuss -p 6543 -l
info: serving /Users/arnaud/projects/shuss on http://0.0.0.0:6543

Now with verbose, specified, port and livereload port

$ > shuss -p 6543 --verbose -l --livereload_port 6523
info: serving /Users/romain/Projects/shuss on http://0.0.0.0:6543
debug: starting server on port 6543
debug: starting livereload server on port 6523

ENV variables

Shuss can load settings from these self-explanatory values:

  • SHUSS_PORT
  • SHUSS_LR
  • SHUSS_LR_PORT
  • SHUSS_DIR
  • SHUSS_VERBOSE

JSON File

You can specify a config file to load:

$ > shuss -f config.json

It is expected to contain json, like in this:

$ > cat config.json
{
  "port":8000,
  "livereload": true,
  "livereloadport": 9854,
  "verbose": true,
  "dir": "./public"
}

plugins

While being very simple, Shuss can handle complexe plugins.

Using a plugin

To use a plugin, you will probably have to install them in the same scope as shuss. Chances are you must install them globaly:

npm i -G shuss-my-awesome-plugin

Then, you just have to specify the comma separated list of plugins you want to use, along with their own arguments. Here is an example with shuss-basic-auth

shuss --plugins basic-auth --username admin --password foobar

Available plugins

Writing a plugin

A plugin is a npm package prefixed by shuss-. Plugins can act on:

You are allowed to add your own cli args.

All they have to define is a load(app, express, config) function. See the basic-auth example.

Development

All Shuss Node.js module are written in CoffeeScript.

In order to use correctly the shuss binary, you have to compile them in JavaScript.

It can be done through:

$ grunt coffee:compile

Or more easily:

$ grunt

Todo

Features

  • test config solver, urgent, not how to do it yet, maybe node-env-file
  • any idea?

Integration

So much to do!

  • grunt-shuss
  • gulp-shuss
  • atom-shuss
  • sublime-shuss
  • younameit-shuss

Contributing

Contributors and CONTRIBUTING

License

Released under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for further details.