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  • Goal: Make the best HTTP File Server.
  • Features: Human-friendly UI, file uploading support, direct QR-code generation for Apple & Android install package.

Demo site

  • 目标: 做最好的HTTP文件服务器
  • 功能: 人性化的UI体验,文件的上传支持,安卓和苹果安装包的二维码直接生成。

Binaries can be downloaded from this repo releases


Tested with go-1.16




  1. Support QRCode code generate
  2. Breadcrumb path quick change
  3. All assets package to Standalone binary
  4. Different file type different icon
  5. Support show or hide hidden files
  6. Upload support (auth by token or session)
  7. preview
  8. HTTP Basic Auth
  9. Partial reload pages when directory change
  10. When only one dir under dir, path will combine two together
  11. Directory zip download
  12. Apple ipa auto generate .plist file, qrcode can be recognized by iphone (Require https)
  13. Plist proxy
  14. Download count statistics
  15. CORS enabled
  16. Offline download
  17. Code file preview
  18. Edit file support
  19. Global file search
  20. Hidden work download and qrcode in small screen
  21. Theme select support
  22. OK to working behide Nginx
  23. .ghs.yml support (like .htaccess)
  24. Calculate md5sum and sha
  25. Folder upload
  26. Support sort by size or modified time
  27. Add version info into index page
  28. Add api /-/info/some.(apk|ipa) to get detail info
  29. Add api /-/apk/info/some.apk to get android package info
  30. Auto tag version
  31. Custom title support
  32. Support setting from conf file
  33. Quick copy download link
  34. Show folder size
  35. Create folder
  36. Skip delete confirm when alt pressed
  37. Support unzip zip file when upload(with form: unzip=true)


$ go install

Or download binaries from github releases

If you are using Mac, simply run command

$ brew install codeskyblue/tap/gohttpserver


Listen on port 8000 of all interfaces, and enable file uploading.

$ gohttpserver -r ./ --port 8000 --upload

Use command gohttpserver --help to see more usage.

Docker Usage

share current directory

$ docker run -it --rm -p 8000:8000 -v $PWD:/app/public --name gohttpserver codeskyblue/gohttpserver

Share current directory with http basic auth

$ docker run -it --rm -p 8000:8000 -v $PWD:/app/public --name gohttpserver \
  codeskyblue/gohttpserver \
  --auth-type http --auth-http username:password

Share current directory with openid auth. (Works only in netease company.)

$ docker run -it --rm -p 8000:8000 -v $PWD:/app/public --name gohttpserver \
  codeskyblue/gohttpserver \
  --auth-type openid

To build image yourself, please change the PWD to the root of this repo.

$ cd gohttpserver/
$ docker build -t codeskyblue/gohttpserver -f docker/Dockerfile .

Authentication options

  • Enable basic http authentication

    $ gohttpserver --auth-type http --auth-http username:password
  • Use openid auth

    $ gohttpserver --auth-type openid --auth-openid
  • Use oauth2-proxy with

    $ gohttpserver --auth-type oauth2-proxy

    You can configure to let a http reverse proxy handling authentication. When using oauth2-proxy, the backend will use identification info from request headers X-Auth-Request-Email as userId and X-Auth-Request-Fullname as user's display name. Please config your oauth2 reverse proxy yourself. More about oauth2-proxy.

    All required headers list as following.

    header value
    X-Auth-Request-Email userId
    X-Auth-Request-Fullname user's display name(urlencoded)
    X-Auth-Request-User user's nickname (mostly email prefix)
  • Enable upload

    $ gohttpserver --upload
  • Enable delete and Create folder

    $ gohttpserver --delete

Advanced usage

Add access rule by creating a .ghs.yml file under a sub-directory. An example:

upload: false
delete: false
- email: ""
  delete: true
  upload: true
  token: 4567gf8asydhf293r23r

In this case, if openid auth is enabled and user "" has logged in, he/she can delete/upload files under the directory where the .ghs.yml file exits.

token is used for upload. see upload with curl

For example, in the following directory hierarchy, users can delete/uploade files in directory foo, but he/she cannot do this in directory bar.

root -
  |-- foo
  |    |-- .ghs.yml
  |    `-- world.txt 
  `-- bar
       `-- hello.txt

User can specify config file name with --conf, see example config.yml.

To specify which files is hidden and which file is visible, add the following lines to .ghs.yml

- regex: block.file
  allow: false
- regex: visual.file
  allow: true

ipa plist proxy

This is used for server on which https is enabled. default use

$ gohttpserver --plistproxy=

Test if proxy works:

$ http POST < app.plist
	"key": "18f99211"
$ http GET
# show the app.plist content

If your ghs running behide nginx server and have https configed. plistproxy will be disabled automaticly.

Upload with CURL

For example, upload a file named foo.txt to directory somedir

$ curl -F file=@foo.txt localhost:8000/somedir
# upload with token
$ curl -F file=@foo.txt -F token=12312jlkjafs localhost:8000/somedir

# upload and change filename
$ curl -F file=@foo.txt -F filename=hi.txt localhost:8000/somedir

Upload zip file and unzip it (zip file will be delete when finished unzip)

$ curl -F -F unzip=true localhost:8000/somedir
{"success": true}

Note: \/:*<>| are not allowed in filenames.

Deploy with nginx

Recommended configuration, assume your gohttpserver listening on

server {
  listen 80;

  location / {
    proxy_pass; # here need to change
    proxy_redirect off;
    proxy_set_header  Host    $host;
    proxy_set_header  X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header  X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    proxy_set_header  X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;

    client_max_body_size 0; # disable upload limit

gohttpserver should started with --xheaders argument when behide nginx.


gohttpserver also support --prefix flag which will help to when meet / is occupied by other service. relative issue #105

Usage example:

# for gohttpserver
$ gohttpserver --prefix /foo --addr :8200 --xheaders

Nginx settigns

server {
  listen 80;

  location /foo {
    proxy_pass; # here need to change
    proxy_redirect off;
    proxy_set_header  Host    $host;
    proxy_set_header  X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header  X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
    proxy_set_header  X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;

    client_max_body_size 0; # disable upload limit


How the query is formated

The search query follows common format rules just like Google. Keywords are seperated with space(s), keywords with prefix - will be excluded in search results.

  1. hello world means must contains hello and world
  2. hello -world means must contains hello but not contains world

Developer Guide

Depdencies are managed by govendor

  1. Build develop version. assets directory must exists
$ go build
$ ./gohttpserver
  1. Build single binary release
$ go build

Theme are defined in assets/themes directory. Now only two themes are available, "black" and "green".

Reference Web sites

Go Libraries


The old version is hosted at


This project is licensed under MIT.