Using netcat as a webserver

I had a requirement to quickly run a webserver on a certain port to allow me to access a file, but without modifying the system so I could’nt install an RPM. After some thought, and I came up with this script as an easy solution.


trap 'my_exit; exit' SIGINT SIGQUIT

        echo "you hit Ctrl-C/Ctrl-\, now exiting.."
        # cleanup commands here if any

if test $# -eq 0 ; then
        echo "Usage: $0 filename"
        echo ""
        exit 1


while true
        echo -e 'HTTP/1.1 200 OK\r\n'; >> logfile 2>&1
        cat ${filename} | nc -l 2000 >> logfile 2>&1
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