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Bug#595820: ITP: woof -- A small, simple, stupid webserver to share files

Hi all,
I've been using woof for quite a bit of time now, and I find it very useful.
It's not meant as a substitute for a full-fledged webserver, it's a tool to transfer files to/from other computers and devices. I find it quite handy and simple, and I don't know of any other tool with a comparable feature set for this particular task (though of course there may be one I don't know).

This is a list of features that differentiate it from other solutions, AFAIK: - No special software needed on the client side, a browser suffices (as opposed to scp or FTP);
- No configuration needed;
- Always-off functioning: the web server starts when invoked and stops after one (or more) transfers; - No directory layout requirement, can serve from anywhere in the file system;
- Simple command line: woof file
- Serves tar archives of directories (no need to archive the files in advance); - Can be used for receiving files (again, only web browser needed on the client side).

Clearly a "real" web server is not a substitute for this usage.

Woof is also easier to use and more powerful than SimpleHTTPServer. I don't know whether there are other packages that already subsume woof functionality.


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