I often need to view a bunch of static HTML files in my browser locally, and I
often need to open them with
http:// rather than
file:// URLs so related
server, and most Linux distros include Python.
I wrote a slightly fancy shell script called
static that starts this python
web server in the current folder, and conveniently opens a tab in my browser
pointing to that site.
Here's the code:
set -meuxo pipefail python -m http.server & xdg-open http://localhost:8000/ fg