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A reusable app that serves static files for bottle apps

Project Description


bottle-servefiles can serve static files for your application.

I deceided to create this application to further my understanding of WSGI and how to build pluggable apps for the ecosystem.

bottle-servefiles aims to be a simple WSGI app that can be mounted into any powered app in order to serve static files from any url.

For instance in a regualar app you may have the code below to serve static files:

from bottle import route
import bottle


def static(filename):
    bottle.static_file(filename, root=...)

What I would like is to be able to mount a reusable static file handler on any path I chose within my application, without having to explicitly attach the path to the handler definition.

Ok I know that is pure nonsense but I had to come up with a compelling reason to build this thing in the first place.

So moving swiftly forward, with a static handler implemented as a pluggable bottle app, I would be able to do the following:

import bottle


myapp = bottle.default_app()
myapp.mount(bottle.load_app('servefiles'), '/media')

It doesn’t look like much, but with a pluggable app, it now becomes possible to configure the application (e.g. set the “root” directory) per mounted instance of the static file handler!




You can install upgrade or uninstall bottle-servefiles with these commands:

> pip install bottle-servefiles
> pip install -U bottle-servefiles
> pip uninstall bottle-servefiles

If you do not have pip you may use easy install:

> easy_install bottle-servefiles

If you do not have easy_install, you may download the piot source distribution archive. Extract it and run:

> python install

Example usage

This is a basic outline of how you would use bottle-servefiles to server static files from your application.

Create an application module “” with the contents:

import bottle

class MySite(object):
    def __init__(self, app=None): = app if app else bottle.default_app()

    def __call__(self, environ, start_response):
        return, start_response)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    mysite = MySite()'servefiles'), '/__media')
    bottle.debug(True), reloader=True)

Copyright (c) 2011 - Rudy Lattae. Released under the New BSD License.


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