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       servefile - small HTTP-Server for temporary file transfer


       servefile [-h] [--version] [-p PORT] [-u] [-s MAX_UPLOAD_SIZE] [-l]

              [--ssl] [--key KEY] [--cert CERT] [-a user:password] file/directory


       Do  not use this as a normal web server. This server is optimized for running a short time
       and to send files to other people, not for doing high-performance static file serving.


       Servefile is a small HTTP-server intended for temporary file transfer mostly in the  local
       network.  It aims to make transferring single files as painless as possible and to replace
       tar/netcat solutions.

       With just a file as argument servefile serves just that one file and  redirects  all  HTTP
       requests to that file.

       Uploads  can  be  done with curl, wget (see EXAMPLES) or a normal browser.  In upload mode
       with -u servefile creates a directory and saves all uploaded files  into  that  directory.
       When  uploading  with curl or wget the filename is extracted from the path part of the url
       used for the upload.

       For SSL support python-openssl (pyssl) needs to be installed. If no key and cert is given,
       servefile will generate a key pair for you and display its fingerprint.

       In  --tar  mode  the given file or directory will be packed on (each) request and piped to
       the client through the HTTP connection, thus serving always  the  latest  content  of  the
       directory and preventing temporary file creaton. Tar files will be created containing only
       the lowest directory name from the full path, so  using  /path/to/dir/  as  file/directory
       argument  will  create  a tar file starting with the dir/ directory. When giving a file as
       argument, only the file without any path will be in the tarfile.   Symlinks  will  not  be


   positional arguments:
              file or directory (with -l or  -u) which should be served or uploaded to

   optional arguments:
       -h, --help
              Show a help message and exit

              Show program's version number and exit

       -p PORT, --port PORT
              Port to listen on

       -u, --upload
              Enable uploads to a given directory

       -s MAX_UPLOAD_SIZE, --max-upload-size MAX_UPLOAD_SIZE
              Limit upload size in kB. Size modifiers are allowed, e.g. 2G, 12MB, 1B.

       -l, --list-dir
              Show directory indexes and allow access to all subdirectories

       --ssl  Enable SSL. If no key/cert is specified one will be generated.

       --key KEY
              Key  file to use for SSL. If no cert is given with --cert the key file will also be
              searched for a cert

       --cert CERT
              Certfile to use for SSL

       -a user:password, --auth user:password
              Set user and password for HTTP basic authentication

       --realm REALM
              Set a realm for HTTP basic authentication. This is an  arbitrary  string  which  is
              displayed when doing HTTP basic authentication

       -t, --tar
              Enable  on  the  fly  tar  creation  for  given  file  or directory. Note: Download
              continuation will not be available.

       -c method, --compression method
              Set compression method, only in combination with --tar. Can be one of  none,  gzip,

       -4, --ipv4-only
              Listen on IPv4 only

       -6, --ipv6-only
              Listen on IPv6 only


       Serving a single file with SSL and HTTP Basic auth:

              servefile --ssl --auth foo:bar the_file

       Enabling uploads to a directory:

              servefile -u dir/

       Uploading file foo as bar to servefile via command line:

              curl -X PUT http://ip:port/bar --data-binary @foo
              curl -X POST http://ip:port/bar --data-binary @foo
              wget http://ip:port/bar --post-file=foo

       Serving a on the fly generated tar.gz file of a directory:

              servefile --tar -c gzip path/to/dir


       servefile is developed by Sebastian Lohff <>