The polite development server - built with connect
Simple command line development server forked from serve and with added features and modifications:
$ npm install -g sir
Usage: sir [options] [dir] Options: -h, --help output usage information -V, --version output the version number -F, --format <fmt> specify the log format string -p, --port <port> specify the port  -H, --hidden enable hidden file serving -S, --no-stylus disable stylus rendering -J, --no-jade disable jade rendering --no-less disable less css rendering --no-coffee disable coffee script rendering --no-markdown disable markdown rendering -I, --no-icons disable icons -L, --no-logs disable request logging -D, --no-dirs disable directory serving -f, --favicon <path> serve the given favicon -C, --cors allows cross origin access serving --compress gzip or deflate the response --exec <cmd> execute command on each request
HTTP Accept support built into
$ curl http://local:3000/ -H "Accept: text/plain" bin History.md node_modules package.json Readme.md
Requesting a file:
$ curl http://local:3000/Readme.md # sir ...
Requesting JSON for the directory listing:
$ curl http://local:3000/ -H "Accept: application/json" ["bin","History.md","node_modules","package.json","Readme.md"]
Directory listing served by connect's
You can install of vendor libraries to be additionally served up from a
$ cd node_modules/sir $ npm run fetch -- moment underscore $ npm run vendor
Now you can run
sir as usual, and will have the relevant files served from
(this feature uses bower-installer under the hood)
N.B. this feature should be moved into a
sir command - something like
sir fetch moment - pull requests welcome :)
(The MIT License)
Copyright (c) 2013 Billy Moon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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