Run a webserver in any folder on Mac OS X


How to host static files from commandline on Mac OS X using Python.


Hosting HTML files in a proper webserver on Mac OS X without having to install something like Apache HTTPD or nginx and configure. I want the simplest solution to get this up and running.


Run the following snippet and you’ll have a working HTTP server hosting your static content on port 8000.

cd /path/to/my/folder
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000

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