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A Leiningen plugin to serve files out of a local directory -- very similar to python -m SimpleHTTPServer <port>.


System-wide install

Put [lein-simpleton "1.3.0"] into the :plugins vector of your :user profile, or if you are on Leiningen 1.x do lein plugin install lein-simpleton 1.3.0.

Per-project install

Put [lein-simpleton "1.3.0"] into the :plugins vector of your project.clj.


By default Simpleton provides a file-server in the directory where it's run. To run:

$ lein simpleton 5000

Navigate to http://localhost:5000 and see a directory listing. Click around to navigate directories and download (some) files. If a directory contains a file named either index.html or index.htm then Simpleton will attempt to serve that automatically.


If you need to run Simpleton to serve files from a specific directory, then you can run something like the following:

lein simpleton 5000 file :from c:\Windows

This is especially useful if you would like to serve a specific sub-directory in a Leiningen-managed project:

lein simpleton 5000 file :from src

By default, the lein simpleton 5000 will always serve a Leiningen project's root without using the :from declaration above.

Running the echo server

Simpleton can also run an echo server that reflects the incomming HTTP headers back as EDN data.

$ lein simpleton 5000 echo

Navigate to http://localhost:5000` to download an EDN file.

Running the hello server

Simpleton can also run a "Hello" server that just returns a canned text string.

$ lein simpleton 5000 hello

Navigating to http://localhost:5000 to see the message.


Patches and pushes welcomed. Please see the lein-simpleton tickets page to see if there's something that you like added, or add it, hack and push away.


Copyright (C) 2013 Fogus and contributors.

Distributed under the Eclipse Public License, the same as Clojure.


A Leiningen plugin to serve files out of a local directory -- very similar to Python's SimpleHTTPServer






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