Quickly sharing files in Linux via HTTP

Isn’t it awful when you have to share a file too big for email and don’t know how? You’d think by 2016 we’d have that figured out. Actually we do, many times over. Just pick a standard that works for you!

If you don’t want to read many pages on file transfer standards (Samba? What’s that?) you can try this little snippet:

python -m SimpleHTTPServer $PORT

This will create an http server sharing the current directory. HTTP, luckily, is one of those things that tend to work everywhere, always.

Bonus: some other ways of doing the same thing at https://gist.github.com/willurd/5720255

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