sir

    2.7.0 • Public • Published

    Sir

    The polite development server

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    • serves as plain or pre-processed on-the-fly: less, stylus, markdown, slim
    • livereload
    • multiple and aliased server roots
    • path based proxy (useful to proxy to api server, or assets from live site)
    • request logging (customizable, uses morgan)
    • execute shell command on request
    • save cache of requested files (useful for pre-processed output)
    • CORS
    • literate style js, slim, stylus, etc... even md :-) all à la litrate coffee script (via npm/illiterate)

    Installation

    $ npm install -g sir
    

    Usage

    Usage: sir [options] <dir>
    
    Options:
    
      -h, --help                    output usage information
      -V, --version                 output the version number
      -p, --port <port>             specify the port [8080]
      -h, --hidden                  enable hidden file serving
          --backup <backup-folder>  store copy of each served file in `backup` folder
          --no-livereload           disable livereload watching served directory (add `lr` to querystring of requested resource to inject client script)
          --no-logs                 disable request logging
      -f, --format <fmt>            specify the log format string (npmjs.com/package/morgan)
          --minify                  minify code before serving
          --compress                gzip or deflate the response
          --exec <cmd>              execute command on each request
          --no-cors                 disable cross origin access serving
          --babel                   pass all js through babel to convert to more js :)
    

    Examples

    Assuming server runnung with something like... sir .

    Requesting a file:

    $ curl http://localhost:8080/Readme.md
    # Sir
    
    ## The polite development server
    ...
    

    Requesting a preprocessed version of a file:

    Make the same request as if the file had already been compiled, and was being served, and it will be processed on-the-fly...

    $ curl http://localhost:8080/Readme.html
    <h1 id="sir">Sir</h1>
    <h2 id="the-polite-development-server">The polite development server</h2>
    ...
    

    This also works for stylus, less, etc...

    Requesting the directory listing:

    Add a format parameter to querystring, or add an Accept paramater header. Valid types are json, text and html.

    $ curl http://localhost:8080/?format=json
    ... or ...
    $ curl http://localhost:8080/ -H "Accept: application/json"
    [
      "bin",
      "History.md",
      "node_modules"
      ...
    ]
    

    Ar for plain text list

    $ curl http://localhost:8080/?format=text
    ... or ...
    $ curl http://localhost:8080/ -H "Accept: text/plain"
    bin
    History.md
    node_modules
    ...
    

    Livereload

    By default, livereload is enabled on the same port as the main server. This should work with the browser's livereload plugin, or adding the /livereload.js?snipver=1 script to your html (which is served up by the sir). For convenience, adding lr to the querystring will inject <script src="/livereload.js?snipver=1"></script> into your served file.

    ... without livereload ...

    $ curl http://localhost:8080/Readme.html
    <h1 id="sir">Sir</h1>
    <h2 id="the-polite-development-server">The polite development server</h2>
    

    ... with livereload ...

    $ curl http://localhost:8080/Readme.html?lr
    <script src="/livereload.js?snipver=1"></script>
    <h1 id="sir">Sir</h1>
    <h2 id="the-polite-development-server">The polite development server</h2>
    

    If you don't want the livereload feature enabled at all, then there is a --no-livereload flag

    Multiple sources

    You can serve up from multiple locations, for example:

    $ sir . vendor:~/lib/vendor
    

    This will serve from the current directory, except requests for /vendor/myfile.txt will be served from ~/lib/vendor.

    You can also layer multiple sources into one directory...

    $ sir . vendor:~/lib/vendor:~/other/vendor
    

    This will serve current directory, except paths starting /vendor/ which will try to serve from ~/lib/vendor and if the file is not found there, will be served from ~/other/vendor, ultimately returning 404 if file is not found.

    Proxy

    You can proxy requests based on url, for example...

    $ sir . github:https://api.github.com/repos/billymoon/sir
    

    This will serve current directory, except for paths starting /github/ which will be proxied to https://api.github.com/repos/billymoon/sir so that accessing...

    http://localhost:8080/github/issues?state=closed
    

    ... will proxy through the response from ...

    https://api.github.com/repos/billymoon/sir/issues?state=closed
    

    You can also set the user agent used by proxied requests, for example if you need to request mobile version of site...

     sir -a "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 11_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/604.3.1 KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.0 Mobile/15B5066f Safari/604.1" /:https://stackoverflow.com/
    

    ... will proxy the response from stackoverflow presenting itself as an iPhone.

    Cache

    Useful for saving processed version of source files, for example, if you have index.slm, and style.less and want to save the html and css, add a --cache backup flag, and then visit http://localhost:8080/index.html in your browser. There should be a index.html and a style.css in the backup folder.

    Compress

    Add gzip compression to served assets with the --compress flag.

    Credits

    License

    (The MIT License)

    Copyright (c) 2013 Billy Moon <billy@itaccess.org>

    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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    npm i sir

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