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Sebastian Lohff 20ea0c10a4 Fix broken pyopenssl and debian references
servefile used to hint to install pyssl when ssl support was missing.
This is utterly wrong, because the package is named pyopenssl - as
stated in setup.py. Installing pyssl will not only not lead to ssl
support, but also install a random package that we do not want.

Also, since python2 has genereally been deprecated (though it is still
support by servefile for now) we hint for the python3 package of
pyopenssl instead of the python2 version. I thought about building a
version detection and print the right package, depending if the user is
using python2 or 3, but I deemed it not being worth it.

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Serve files from shell via a small HTTP server. The server redirects all HTTP requests to the file, so only IP and port must be given to another user to access the file. Its main purpose is to quickly send a file to users in your local network, independent of their current setup (OS/software). Besides that it also supports uploads, SSL, HTTP basic auth and directory listings.


  • serve single file
  • serve a directory with directory index
  • file upload via webinterface
  • HTTPS with on the fly generated self signed SSL certificates
  • HTTP basic authentication
  • serving files/directories as on request generated tar files


Via pip

pip install servefile

After installation either execute servefile --help or python -m servefile --help

Standalone: If you don't have pip available just copy servefile/servefile.py onto the target machine, make it executable and you are ready to go.

$ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sebageek/servefile/master/servefile/servefile.py -O servefile
$ chmod +x servefile
$ ./servefile --help