Don’t install a server, just issue one command!
So, you want to share a file with a friend. It could be a document, a song, a directory of photos, anything.
Do you want to install and set up a server? NO!
Do you want to go to a directory and issue one command? YES!
Open your terminal and cd to the directory where you want to share the file(s) from:
Now start the Python Simple HTTP Server:
`python -m SimpleHTTPServer`
That’s it! Open your browser and go to this url:
`http://localhost:8000 or http://127.0.0.1:8000`
Now you will see the files that you want to share. All you need to do is send a message to your friend with your IP address and port :8000 and he/she can download anything from your /shared directory.
You can get your external IP address by going to:
[What Is My IP](http://www.whatsmyip.org)
Once you have finished, go back to your terminal and hit Ctrl+C and the server will stop. Liked this article? Read another similar article.