With python2 builtin SimpleHTTPServer (or http.server in python3), you can start an http service to easily and quickly share a directory with files, which is especially useful and convenient in LAN environments.

With default port 8000

$ cd $directory
$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer # python2
$ python -m http.server # python3
Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 8000 ...

With custom port xxxx

$ cd $directory
$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer xxxx # python2
$ python -m http.server xxxx # python3
Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port xxxx ...

See python doc for reference

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