This package exposes a directory and its children to create, read, update, and delete operations over http.
This starts a file server using the specified command-line options.
-f file system path to expose over http -h log head requests -p port to listen on (example, 80) -q suppress this message -r read only -v virtual path to host the file server on
crud-file-server -f c:/ -p 8080 -q -v filez
GET returns a file's contents with the correct mime type, or else the contents of a directory as html.
GET http://localhost?type=json formats content as json instead of the default type. This works for directories and files.
HEAD is the same as a GET, omitting the body.
PUT can be used to write a file.
DELETE can be used to delete a file or folder.
POST supports two operations, rename and create directory.
POST http://localhost/newDir?create=directory would create a directory named newDir.
POST http://localhost/abc.html?rename=def.html would rename abc.html to def.html.
Run the Example
For further clarification, try running the example.
npm install crud-file-server
Navigate to the example directory (which should now be under node_modules/crud-file-server/example).
Run crud-file-server to host the current directory.
crud-file-server -p 3300
Now use your browser to navigate to http://localhost:3300/example.html.
You will see a simple client that lets you interact with your file system from the web browser.