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       averell - An incredibly stupid (but fast) web server


       averell [-h | --help] [-p PORT | --port=PORT] [-c | --cors] [-v | --verbose]
               [-d | --debug] [-a | --access] [-I | --no-index] [directory]


       This manual page documents briefly the averell.

       averell is an incredibly simple web server, aiming at serving a single directory, fast.


       The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two
       dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

       -h, --help
           Show help and exit.

       -p PORT, --port=PORT
           Set listening port (default: 8000).

       -c, --cors
           Enable CORS (allowed origins: *).

       -v, --verbose
           Be more verbose.

       -d, --debug
           Debug mode (override verbose mode if any): print request and response headers.

       -a, --access
           Read .avlaccess for per-directory properties.

       -I, --no-index
           Do not serve index.html file automatically (can be overridden by .avlaccess).

           Directory to server (default: current dir).


       This section describes the .avlaccess file format.

       .avlaccess files can be placed anywhere in a directory served by averell. It contains
       properties applicable to this directory. Properties are inherited from parent directories.

       File is parsed using the file:consult/1 function of erlang/OTP (see erlang/OTP
       documentation[1]). Parser is strict, be careful with ending dot, comma between tuples and
       no comma after last tuple.

       Example of such file is given below:

                    {option1, value1},
                    {option2, value2}

       {index, <<"index.html">>}
           When requesting a directory path, look for the given filename and serves it if it
           exists. 403 otherwise.

       {index, noindex}
           Do not server any index file when requesting a directory path. Such requests will
           return 403.


       Jean Parpaillon <>
           Author of averell and this marvellous manpage.


       Copyright © 2014 Jean Parpaillon

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of
       the Apache License Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published by the Apache

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the Apache can be found in


        1. erlang/OTP documentation