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Martin Gross

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Sometimes you just need a very basic ad hoc http static server in your current directory. If Ruby is already installed you just need to run the following on the commandline:

ruby -rwebrick -e'WEBrick::HTTPServer.new(Port: 8000, DocumentRoot: Dir.pwd).start'

Or even shorter:

ruby -run -ehttpd . -p8000

The webserver will be available at http://localhost:8000 . Have fun!

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