Sunday January 22 2017
gosrvA simple Go file server
There’s not really too much to say here, I saw this was possible when digging
through the excellent documentation and
decided it would be something worth putting on my
git server allowing me to
go get to install it.
If you have
go installed properly it is indeed as easy as:
$ got get git.riedstra.dev/mitch/gosrv
You can view the source code for the program on my git server.
$ gosrv -h Usage of Simple File Server: -d string Directory to serve. (default ".") -l string Listening address (default "0.0.0.0:8001")
Maybe? Maybe not. I wrote it to facilitate quick and easy file transfers
over HTTP, I can message someone an internal URL e.g.
http://10.1.1.7:8001/secret-recipe.txt So using it instead of Nginx in that
case saves time.
It’s not meant for long running constant usage, although you could use it that way and you will not likely see an issue. Go’s HTTP stack is solid.
So, if you want to save time, yes. If you want a production server? No.
gosetup properly here’s a quick start:
Then it’s usually as simple as adding:
export GOPATH="$HOME/go" export PATH="$PATH:$GOPATH/bin:/usr/local/go/bin"
In your shell’s profile. You can read more on what the
GOPATH is and how
it’s structured in the excellent