ws(3) -- Simple Local Web Server

SYNOPSIS

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ws [-v | --verbose] [-d | --directory DIRECTORY] [-p | --port PORT] [-h | --help]

INSTALLTION

To install, make sure you have the latest version of Ruby and RubyGems installed (tested and working on Ruby 1.9.3, RubyGems 1.8.19) and execute gem install ws.

DESCRIPTION

ws is a simple script which launches a server for testing of static websites.

EXAMPLES

Launch a server with the current directory as the root

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ws

Launch a server with the current directory as the root, on port 1337

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ws -p 1337

Launch a server on port 1337, with the home folder as the root, in verbose mode

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ws -d ~ -p 1337 -v

Launch a server and use default.htm as the default file to serve.

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ws -i default.htm

Show help

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ws -h

MIME TYPES

When this script first executes it creates a file in your home directory called .wsmimetypes.rb. You can edit this file to change the mime types that are sent to the client on requests. If you need to reset the file back to its original state simply delete it -- the script will recreate it on the next run if it doesn't exist.

AUTHOR

Kenneth Powers [email protected]
http://bitbucket.org/KenPowers