A naive Node.js clone of Python's simpleHttpServer

npm install simple
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HTTP all the things!

Simple is a binary created using Node.js that clones some of the functionality of Python's simpleHttpServer. It's a rather naive and simple static HTTP server, but it gets the job done in a pinch. Please don't use this in production... it's a development tool. Really.


npm install -g simple

Basic Use

cd /my/awesome/website
Serving HTTP on port 8000 ...


-p Port to listen on (defaults to 8000)

-h Hostname to listen on (defaults to

-d Default index (defaults to index.html)

-s Silent mode

-h Help

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