Simple tip for file transfers

September 06, 2016

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Quick tip: Simple solution for file transfers

Sometimes you need to transfer files from a server or pc, without having the necessary tools available. Other times you just need a http server since some other system requires an url to get the files you need to import (like when you are importing a template into an Oracle VM repository)

This tips is not new, but it is still good, and I think more people should know about it.

If you have python installed, simply go the the directory containing the files you want to access

python -m SimpleHTTPServer

This command starts a (simple) HTTP server on port 8000 If you would like to use a different port, just add the port number (ports under 1024 requires special permission to use, you have to start the server with root/administrator privileges)

python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8888

To stop the server, just press CTRL and C

NB! As many other simple solutions, this could also do harm. Think (and check the security policies for your company) before you run a web server

Cato is part of the middleware team at Sysco, and he has been working with middleware for the last 10 years.

Since 2010 he has focused mostly on Oracle products like WebLogic, SOA suite, Service Bus, Oracle VM and Linux


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