Quickly share files with python SimpleHTTPServer

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 port 8000 ...

With custom port xxxx

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

See python doc for reference