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Simple Node.js file server
//
// Very simple Node.js file server by Timur Kristóf
//
var http = require('http');
var url = require('url');
var fs = require('fs');
var mime = require('mime');
// Figure out port number
var portNumber = process.env.PORT || 1337;
// Create HTTP server
var server = http.createServer(function (req, res) {
// Examine URL, get requested file path
var currentUrl = url.parse(req.url, true);
if (currentUrl.pathname === "/" || currentUrl.pathname.indexOf("..") > -1) {
currentUrl.pathname = "/index.html";
}
var filePath = __dirname + currentUrl.pathname;
//console.log("requested:", req.url, filePath);
// Check if file exists
fs.exists(filePath, function (exists) {
if (!exists) {
// Return with 404
res.writeHead(404, { 'Content-Type': 'text/html; charset=utf-8' });
res.end("There is no such thing on this server.");
return;
}
// Write response head
res.writeHead(200, { 'Content-Type': mime.lookup(filePath) });
// Pipe the file stream into the response stream
var fileStream = fs.createReadStream(filePath);
fileStream.pipe(res);
});
});
// Start server
server.listen(portNumber);
console.log("web server listening on: " + portNumber);
{
"name": "simple-file-server",
"description": "The simplest possible file server",
"author": "Timur Kristóf",
"version": "1.0.0",
"dependencies": {
"mime": "*"
},
"engine": "node >= 0.8.0"
}
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