http server to serve files and other things.
|Authors:||Mohammad Alghafli <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
cofan is an http server library for serving files and any other things. You use it to share content in the form of a website. The current classes give you the following:
- Serve the content of a local directory in a form similar to file browser with icons for directories and files based on their extension.
- Serve the content of a local zip file the same way as the local directories.
- List the content of a local directory in json form.
- Serve local html files as a web site.
- Organize your urls in prefix trees.
- Response differently for different ip addresses
It also supports requests of partial files to resume previously interrupted download.
Here is an example of how to use it:
from cofan import * import pathlib #our site will be like this: # / (this is our root. will list all the branches below) # | # |- vid/ # | this branch is a file browser for videos # | # -- site/ # this will be a web site. just a collection of html files #lets make an http file browser and share our videos #first, we specify the icons used in the file browser #you can omit the theme. it defaults to `humanity` icons = Iconer(theme='humanity') #now we create a Filer and specify the path we want to serve vid = Filer(pathlib.Path.home() / 'Videos', iconer=icons) #we also want to serve a web site. lets create another filer. since the root #directory of the site contains `index.html` file, the filer #will automatically redirect to it instead of showing a file browser #no file browser also means we do not need to specify `iconer` #parameter. you can still use it if you want but that would not be very #useful site = Filer(pathlib.Path.home() / 'mysite') #now we need to give prefixes to our branches #we create a patterner patterns = Patterner() #then we add the iconer, filers with their prefixes #make sure to add a trailing slash patterns.add('vid/', vid) patterns.add('site/', site) #we also need to add our iconer #you need to tell the iconer about its prefix. by default it assumes #`__icons__` patterns.add('__icons__/', icons) #now we have all branches. but what if the user types our root url? #the path we will get will be an empty string which is not a prefix of any #branch. that will be a 404 #lets make the root list and other branches added to `patterns` #the branches will be shown like the file browser but now the icons will be #for the patterns instead of file extensions #we need to specify where the icons are taken from #the icons file should contain an icon named `vid.<ext>` and an icon named #`site.<ext>` where <ext> can be any extension. root = PatternLister(patterns, root=pathlib.Path.home() / 'icons.zip') #and we add our root to the patterns with empty prefix patterns.add('', root) #now we create our handler like in http.server. we give it our patterner handler = BaseHandler(patterns) #and create our server like in http.server srv = Server(('localhost', 8000), handler) #and serve forever srv.serve_forever() #now try to open your browser on http://localhost:8000/
This module can also be run as a main python script to serve files from a directory.
python -m cofan.py [-a <addr>] [<root>]
- -a <addr>, –addr <addr>: specify the address and port to bind to. <addr> should be in the form <ip>:<port> where <ip> is the ip address and <port> is the tcp port. defaults to localhost:8000.
- root: The root directory to serve. Defaults to the current directory.
Check out cofan tutorial at http://cofan.readthedocs.io/
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