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http-server: Start an HTTP server listening on the default port to serve the current directory.
$ http-server
try on your machine

The http-server command is a simple command-line utility that allows you to quickly spin up a basic HTTP server to serve static files from a local directory.

When you run the http-server command, it starts a local web server on your machine that listens for incoming HTTP requests. It defaults to serving the files from the current working directory, but you can specify a different directory if desired.

Once the server is started, it provides you with a local URL that you can use to access the files being served. Typically, this URL is http://localhost:8080, but it may vary depending on the configuration.

The http-server command provides some additional options to configure the server's behavior. For example, you can specify the port number to use, enable SSL/TLS encryption, set custom headers, or define the MIME types for certain file extensions.

This command is useful in various scenarios, such as quickly sharing files with others on a local network, testing web pages locally, or previewing static content before deploying it to a production server.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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