A simple CLI based HTTP/TCP router/proxy. Useful if you need to wire together a few things and expose them behind a single host/port, or just as a fast, single-binary alternative to
php -s or
static-server. Also useful if you need to proxy TCP traffic to another location.
Forward TCP connections from
weave tcp://localhost:2222 to 126.96.36.199:22
Serve static files from the current directory on
weave 8080 to .
Serve static files from
localhost:8080, and redirect HTTP requests starting with
weave 8080 to ./client/files and 8080/api to 9090 # Examples of routing given the above: # http://localhost:8080/api/foo => http://localhost:9090/foo # http://localhost:8080/api/bar/wibble => http://localhost:9090/bar/wibble # http://localhost:8080/ => ./client/files/index.html # http://localhost:8080/somefile => ./client/files/somefile # http://localhost:8080/path/to/somefile => ./client/files/path/to/somefile
Visit google by navigating to
weave 8080 to https://www.google.com # Examples of routing given the above: # http://localhost:8080/ => https://www.google.com/ # http://localhost:8080/favicon.ico => https://www.google.com/favicon.ico # http://localhost:8080/favicon.ico/bar => https://www.google.com/favicon.ico/bar
Visit google by navigating to
weave 8080/foo to https://www.google.com # Examples of routing given the above: # http://localhost:8080/ => No route matches this # http://localhost:8080/foo => https://www.google.com # http://localhost:8080/foo/favicon.ico => https://www.google.com/favicon.ico
Serve files in your cwd by navigating to
0.0.0.0:8080 (makes them available to anything that can see your machine):
weave 0.0.0.0:8080 to ./ # Examples of routing given the above: # http://0.0.0.0:8080/ => ./index.html # http://0.0.0.0:8080/somefile => ./somefile # http://0.0.0.0:8080/path/to/somefile => ./path/to/somefile
/favicon.ico using a local file, but the rest of the site via
weave =8080/favicon.ico to ./favicon.ico and 8080 to 9090 # Examples of routing given the above: # http://localhost:8080/ => http://localhost:9090 # http://localhost:8080/favicon.ico => ./favicon.ico # http://localhost:8080/favicon.ico/bar => http://localhost:9090/favicon.ico/bar
Match any API version provided and move it to the end of the destination path:
weave '8080/(version)/api' to 'https://some.site/api/(version)' # Examples of routing given the above: # http://localhost:8080/v1/api => https://some.site/api/v1 # http://localhost:8080/v1/api/foo => https://some.site/api/v1/foo # http://localhost:8080/wibble/api/foo => https://some.site/api/wibble/foo
Serve JSON files in a local folder as exactly
api/(filename)/v1 to mock a simple API:
weave '=8080/api/(filename)/v1' to './files/(filename).json' # Examples of routing given the above: # http://localhost:8080/api/foo/v1 => ./files/foo.json # http://localhost:8080/api/bar/v1 => ./files/bar.json # http://localhost:8080/api/bar/v1/wibble => No route matches this
Match paths ending in
/api/(filename) and serve up JSON files from a local folder:
weave '=8080/(base..)/api/(filename)' to './files/(filename).json' # Examples of routing given the above: # http://localhost:8080/1/2/3/api/foo => ./files/foo.json # http://localhost:8080/wibble/api/foo => ./files/foo.json # http://localhost:8080/bar/api/foo => ./files/foo.json # http://localhost:8080/api/foo => No route matches this
Return HTTP status codes for some paths:
# Pick a specific status code (only valid HTTP status codes are allowed): weave 8080 to statuscode://403 # The alias "nothing" returns a 404 Not Found status: weave 8080 to nothing
Declare routes that do nothing using "nothing" (can be useful for scripted use):
weave nothing and 8080 to 9090
and can be used to serve any number of routes simultaneously. Keep reading for more information on the different types of routes, and how they are prioritised.
From pre-built binaries
Prebuilt compressed binaries are available here. Download the compressed
.tar.gz file for your OS/architecture and decompress it (on MacOS, this is automatic if you double-click the downloaded file).
If you like, you can download and decompress the latest release on the commandline. On MacOS, run:
curl -L https://github.com/jsdw/weave/releases/download/v0.5.1/weave-v0.5.1-x86_64-apple-darwin.tar.gz | tar -xz
For Linux, run:
curl -L https://github.com/jsdw/weave/releases/download/v0.5.1/weave-v0.5.1-x86_64-unknown-linux-musl.tar.gz | tar -xz
In either case, you'll end up with a
weave binary in your current folder. The examples assume that you have placed this into your
$PATH so that it can be called from anywhere.
Alternately, you can compile
weave from source.
First, go to https://www.rust-lang.org/tools/install and install Rust.
Then to install a release of
weave (here, v0.5.1), run the following:
cargo install --git https://github.com/jsdw/weave.git --tag v0.5.1 --force
This installs the latest version of
weave into a local
.cargo/bin folder that the rust installation will have prompted you to add to your
--force command overwrites any existing
weave binary in this folder; you can ditch it if you don't want this behaviour.
More Information on routing
Basic routes like
8080/foo will match any incoming path whose prefix is the same. Thus,
8080/foo matches requests to
/foo, but also
/foo/bar/wibble and so on.
If you'd like to match an exact path only, prefix the source route with
=8080/foo matches requests to exactly
/foo and nothing else.
To match on any path fragment provided, you can declare a variable using parentheses.
/lark/bar/foo and so on. To force exact matching only, as above we can prefix the route with
=8080/(foo)/bar will match
/wibble/bar but not
/lark/bar/foo. Variables must be basic alphanumeric strings beginning with an ascii letter (numbers, '-' and '_' are allowed in the rest of the string).
To capture as much of the route as possible, including separating
/s, you can use a dotdot variable in a path.
8080/(foo..)/bar will match
/1/2/3/bar/4/5 and so on. Once again, prefix the route with
= for exact matching only.
=8080/(foo..)/bar will match
/1/2/3/bar but not
The variables declared in parentheses in these source paths can be used in the destination paths too, as you might expect. See the examples for some uses of this.
You can combine uses of
(var2), and have multiple of each in a given route, but be aware that if there is ambiguity in which part of the route matches which variable, you cannot rely on the variabels containing what you expect.
If you combine multiple routes using
and, they will be sorted in this order:
- Exact match routes
- Exact match routes with route patterns
- Prefix routes
- Prefix routes with route patterns
Within these groups, exact match routes and prefix routes are then sorted longest (most specific) first. routes with route patterns are sorted by the order in which they were declared.
When matching an incoming request, the first route that matches wins, and the request is redirected to the destination given with that route. This should generally lead to requests being redirected as you would expect; more specific matches will tend to win over less specific matches.
- Untested on windows, so (at the very least) serving from file paths may not work as expected.