Run a simple server on your Mac for your static files

Python3 has a nice way of starting a server: python3 -m http.server 8080. This works super nice, but I always forget how to type this command. So I created a little function in ~/.bash_profile on my Mac:

server () {
  local port=${1:-8080}
  if [[ $port -eq 80 ]]; then
    sudo python3 -m http.server $port
  else
    python3 -m http.server $port
  fi
}

Now I can type server 80 or server to run a simple server in my current directory.

If you don’t have or want python3 you can use python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080 (it was too slow for me)

Happy coding! – Found a mistake or a typo? Please submit a PR to my GitHub-repo.

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